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What I’m Reading: The Mueller Report – 80 in a series – “June 9, 2016 Meeting at Trump Tower”

October 19th, 2019 No comments

“5. June 9, 2016 Meeting at Trump Tower

On June 9, 2016, senior representatives of the Trump Campaign met in Trump Tower with a Russian attorney expecting “5. June 9, 2016 Meeting at Trump Tower

On June 9, 2016, senior representatives of the Trump Campaign met in Trump Tower with a Russian attorney expecting to receive derogatory information about Hillary Clinton from the Russian government. The meeting was proposed to Donald Trump Jr. in an email from Robert Goldstone, at the request of his then-client Emin Agalarov, the son of Russian real-estate developer Aras Agalarov. Goldstone relayed to Trump Jr. that the “Crown prosecutor of Russia .. . offered to provide the Trump Campaign with some official documents and information that would incriminate Hillary and her dealings with Russia” as “part of Russia and its government’s support for Mr. Trump.” Trump Jr. immediately responded that “if it’s what you say I love it,” and arranged the meeting through a series of emails and telephone calls.”

Excerpt From The Mueller Report: Report On The Investigation Into Russian Interference In The 2016 Presidential Election
Robert S. Mueller

“By the end of the 2016 U.S. election, the IRA had the ability to reach millions of U.S. persons through their social media accounts. Multiple IRA-controlled Facebook groups and Instagram accounts had “hundreds of thousands of U.S. participants.”

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What I’m Reading: Life and Times of Frederick Douglass – 71 in a series – “…anti-slavery friends in this country failed to see the wisdom of this commercial transaction…”

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”Some of my uncompromising anti-slavery friends in this country failed to see the wisdom of this commercial transaction, and were not pleased that I consented to it, even by my silence. They thought it a violation of anti-slavery principles, conceding the right of property in man, and a wasteful expenditure of money. For myself, viewing it simply in the light of a ransom, or as money extorted by a robber, and my liberty of more value than one hundred and fifty pounds sterling, I could not see either a violation of the laws of morality or of economy.”

 

From Life and Times of Frederick Douglass: (An African American Heritage Book)

Why I'm Reading: He was whipped oftener who was whipped easiest.

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Old and New…Again via Instagram

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Old and New…Again

Along the street In Porto’s Historic District. Among all the old there are subtle signs of the new.

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What I’m Reading: The Second Coming of the KKK – 60 in a series – The Klan gave one of its largest donations to the Rev. Bob Jones…”

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“The Klan gave one of its largest donations—$1,568 (worth $22,500 in 2016)—to the Rev. Bob Jones, to help him establish his conservative whites-only Bob Jones University.42 (The university grew out of Jones’s distress after his friend William Jennings Bryan was so humiliated in the Scopes trial.)”

The Second Coming of the KKK: The Ku Klux Klan of the 1920s and the American Political Tradition by Linda Gordon

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What I’m Reading: All The President’s Men – 43 in a series – “The immediate target was Post reporter Dorothy McCardle, a gentle, 68-year-old grandmotherly fixture…”

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”Around this time, the White House began excluding the Post from covering social events at the Executive Mansion—first, a large Republican dinner; then, a dinner for past, present and newly designated Cabinet officers; then, a Sunday worship service; finally, a Christmas party for the children of foreign diplomats. The immediate target was Post reporter Dorothy McCardle, a gentle, 68-year-old grandmotherly fixture of the Washington press corps, who had covered White House social events for five administrations.”

All The President’s Men by Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein

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What I’m Reading: The Anatomy of Fascism – 25 in a series – “There were neither words nor concepts for it before Mussolini’s movement…”

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“We have already noted that fascism was unexpected. It is not the linear projection of any one nineteenth-century political tendency. It is not easily comprehensible in terms of any of the major nineteenth-century paradigms: liberalism, conservatism, socialism. There were neither words nor concepts for it before Mussolini’s movement and others like it were created in the aftermath of World War I.”

From The Anatomy of Fascism by Robert O. Paxton

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What I’m Reading: Race, Riots, and Roller Coasters – 22 in a series – “…threats of violence or actual violence.”

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What I’m Reading: The Mueller Report – 79 in a series – “…been in discussions with some individuals with close ties to the Kremlin”

October 17th, 2019 No comments

“In communications with Campaign officials, Page also repeatedly touted his high-level contacts in Russia and his ability to forge connections between candidate Trump and senior Russian governmental officials. For example, on January 30, 2016, Page sent an email to senior Campaign officials stating that he had “spent the past week in Europe and ha[d] been in discussions with some individuals with close ties to the Kremlin” who recognized that Trump could have a “game-changing effect… in bringing the end of the new Cold War”

Excerpt From The Mueller Report: Report On The Investigation Into Russian Interference In The 2016 Presidential Election
Robert S. Mueller

“By the end of the 2016 U.S. election, the IRA had the ability to reach millions of U.S. persons through their social media accounts. Multiple IRA-controlled Facebook groups and Instagram accounts had “hundreds of thousands of U.S. participants.”

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What I’m Reading: Life and Times of Frederick Douglass – 70 in a series – “…ascertained that Captain Auld would take one hundred and fifty pounds sterling for me…”

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”Mrs. Ellen Richardson, an excellent member of the society of friends, assisted by her sister-in-law Mrs. Henry Richardson —a lady devoted to every good word and work—the friend of the Indian and the African, conceived the plan of raising a fund to effect my ransom from slavery.

They corresponded with Hon. Walter Forward of Pennsylvania, and through him, ascertained that Captain Auld would take one hundred and fifty pounds sterling for me; and this sum they promptly raised, and paid for my liberation; placing the papers of my manumission into my hands, before they would tolerate the idea of my return to this my native land.”

 

From Life and Times of Frederick Douglass: (An African American Heritage Book)

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A soaring landmark in the historic district of Porto, Portugal

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