Alas, the long awaited Special Counsel Robert Mueller report was released to Attorney General William Barr. Although the report reportedly contained over 700 pages, Attorney General Barr wrote a 4 page summary of its contents. To say that wasn't scratching the surface would be a severe understatement. The American people deserve to see its full contents. The report looked into two questions--whether there was a conspiracy or coordination between Trump, the Trump campaign and the Russian government during our 2016 presidential election; And whether there was an obstruction of justice by Donald Trump into the Russian investigation. Until the report is released, we cannot speculate about its contents. We are just as in the dark as before the report was released. WUSA 9 anchor Bruce Johnson interviewed me on my take on the Mueller report. … [Read more...] about WUSA 9 Interviews Debbie Hines on Mueller Report
Trusted Donald Trump aide Roger Stone got his long awaited comeuppance for his behavior in the special prosecutor’s Trump Russia investigation. Stone was arrested at his office in the wee morning hours of Friday, January 25. While Roger Stone may have been expecting an indictment, nothing prepared him for the manner in which he was arrested. Mueller’s team sent a strong and serious message to Trump confidante, Roger Stone, by arresting him at 4 a.m. much like everyday street criminals, mob bosses and narcotic dealers are arrested. Of course, following his arrest, Stone complained about the nature of the arrest with over 29 FBI furloughed agents coming to his house to take him into custody. Stone for his part declared his innocence. The lack of common prosecutorial courtesies usually afforded to white collar clients/defendants to conveniently turn themselves in with their lawyer upon indictment shows the seriousness of the case and the possible indication of a flight risk by … [Read more...] about Roger Stone Gets His Comeuppance in the Mueller Investigation
Donald Trump for the umpteenth time lashed out at Special Prosecutor Robert Mueller on Twitter on August 1, 2018 calling for Attorney General Jeff Sessions to end the Mueller investigation. Presumably, Trump forgot that Sessions recused himself from the Mueller investigation and has no legal authority to end it. That didn’t stop Trump from tweeting about it. Trumps’ tweet stated that Sessions should stop this “rigged witch hunt right now.” From a legal standpoint, the tweet could be viewed as further possible evidence of obstruction of justice. If Trump is attempting to impede and prevent a lawful investigation from continuing, that could amount to obstruction of justice. Donald Trump appears to be particularly feeling the heat this week with the start of Paul Manafort’s trial, Michael Cohen tape revelations, Facebook’s announcement of new fake Russian accounts and the ongoing attempts by Mueller to interview Trump. While Manafort’s trial is about tax evasion, money … [Read more...] about Trump Expresses Desperation Over Mueller Investigation
With everything going on with the Russian interference with our November, 2016 presidential election, some question the legitimacy of the current person holding the title and office of president. On Friday, indictments were handed down against Russian individuals and entities for engaging in unlawful activities to undermine the 2016 election and to favor Donald Trump. It begs the question that if a person holding the office of president won the office through the influence by the Russians, is President’s day still a legitimate holiday in 2018. Monday, February 19, 2018 is President’s day. Most local, state and federal offices are closed. President’s day is celebrated on the third Monday of February. When I was in school, it was celebrated as Washington’s birthday in honor of our first president. It was changed throughout time to celebrate Presidents Washington and Lincoln and then all presidents including the present president in office. If Robert Mueller’s investigation … [Read more...] about Celebrating Presidents Day with a Fake President in Office
When Donald Trump campaigned in 2016, he stated that he planned to win on every single issue for Americans. And one year after taking office, Trump has won hands down on every single issue that seeks to divide rather than unite us as a country and lower our standing in the world. Trump got off to a running start on January 27, 2017 by hastily implementing a Muslim travel ban on 7 Muslim countries. The ban barred citizens of the Muslim countries from entering the U.S. After a federal appeals court struck down the first ban, a second ban ensued. Later after litigation, a third ban was enacted. On December 4, 2017, the Supreme Court allowed a third version of the travel plan to go into effect banning individuals from eight Muslim countries. Citizens from the effected countries will not be able to immigrate, work, study or vacation in the U.S. while the ban is in effect. Litigation is still ongoing. The propaganda of “America First” touted by Trump has resulted in a loss of travel … [Read more...] about Trump’s Wins are Major Losses for the U.S.
https://www.instagram.com/p/BDo-7SimhUn/ Some Republicans now state that Donald Trump may not seek re-election. If the unsealed indictments of Paul Manafort, Rick Gates and guilty plea agreement of George Papadopoulos are any indication of things to come, Trump may not last the entire first term. The much anticipated hashtag of #MuellerMonday revealed a 31 page, 11 count indictment against Manafort and co-defendant Gates’ indictments for money laundering and failing to register as a foreign agent. Allegations revealed $75 million held in offshore account by Manafort resulting in his use to purchase lavish million-dollar homes, secure loans, purchase a lavish lifestyle of a million-dollar wardrobe in an alleged scheme to evade reporting of income and payment of taxes. It is a classic money laundering scheme as alleged. After turning themselves in, Manafort and Gates respectively were released on $10 million and $5 million bail, ordered held on house arrest, only to leave for … [Read more...] about Trump’s Days are Dwindling Down