Good Tuesday morning.
Here is what’s on the President’s agenda today.
- The President meets with the United States ambassador to the United Nations
- President Trump has lunch with the secretary of State
- The President participates in the Celebration of America
- President Trump meets with Members of Congress
- The President participates in the signing ceremony for S. 292 – The Childhood Cancer Survivorship, Treatment, Access, and Research Act of 2018
BOMBSHELL: Mueller threatened to charge Papadopoulos with being an Israeli spy
Chuck Ross at The Daily Caller had a whopper of a story yesterday. Simona Mangiante, former Trump campaign volunteer George Papadopoulos’ wife, revealed this gem to Ross in an interview:
“George had nothing to do with Russia,” said Mangiante, who has acted as a sort of spokeswoman for her husband in the months since his plea deal.
Mangiante also said Papadopoulos “pled guilty because [Mueller’s prosecutors] threatened to charge him with being an Israeli agent.”
WOAH. Is Papa (I’m tired of spelling it out) an Israeli spy or is he a colluder with RUSSIA? I’m so confused, but there could be a pattern developing here…
The Israel thing is becoming a pattern. Mueller also heckled Flynn over pro-Israel engagement. He reportedly scrutinized Jared Kushner's fight against the Obama-approved anti-Israel resolution at the United Nations.
Does Mueller have an Israel problem?https://t.co/Qyl5Gr11Y6
— Jordan Schachtel (@JordanSchachtel) June 4, 2018
And Mollie Hemingway over at The Federalist reminded us in back in April about this Israel-focused Mueller project:
Another black mark on Mueller’s record at the FBI was the pursuit of what the bureau dramatically claimed was an Israeli spy ring operating out of the Pentagon. The news broke in August 2004 that a spy working for Israel was in the Department of Defense.
It turned out that the bureau had gone after a policy analyst who had chatted with American lobbyists at the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC). Charges were also pursued against two AIPAC employees. Those charges were later dropped and the sentence of the first person was dropped from 13 years to 10 months of house arrest and some community service.
Mangiante appeared on Tucker Carlson’s show last night and asked President Trump to pardon her husband.
“I honestly — I know how committed, how much dedicated he was to the Trump campaign,” Mrs. Papadopoulos said. “I trust and I hope and I ask the president to pardon him. I hope he will.”
Hey, why not?
Mueller wants to revoke Manafort bail
Witch-hunter Robert Mueller wants to revoke former short-lived Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort’s bail for witness tampering.
Attorneys with the special counsel have accused Manafort of “attempting to tamper with potential witnesses” while awaiting his trial, which thereby “has violated the conditions of his release.”
In February, within days of Mueller’s filing a 32-count superseding indictment against Manafort, the former Trump campaign chairman allegedly contacted two individuals who worked with him on a lobbying scheme to aid his Kremlin-backed Ukrainian clients.
Wait: “in February”? It’s June now, why the lag? It’s possible Mueller’s people just discovered this but the timing seems fishy.
Mean girl media continues bitch attacks on Trump folk
After First Lady Melania Trump disappeared from the public eye following some kidney surgery, the media fantasized about where she was. Did she have some “work” done? Did she leave the president and move back to the NYC? “We demand ANSWERS, Melania! We will not be ignored!”
Melania fired back yesterday, calling the press corp “rabid.” (A little too nice for my taste, but I get the sentiment.)
“Mrs. Trump has always been a strong and independent woman who puts her family and certainly her health above all else,” the first lady’s statement reportedly said on Monday. “And that won’t change over a rabid press corps.”
“She’s confident in what she is doing and in her role, and knows the rest is just speculation and nonsense,” the statement added.
On another front, “journalist” Jim Acosta tried to rally his resistance media co-conspirators against White House spokesperson Sarah Sanders. Sanders refused to let the camera peacock Acosta ask a follow-up question in the daily press briefing.
After the briefing, Acosta mused on Twitter that reporters should team up on Sanders and unite when one of them does gets “cut off.” “One way to address the briefing is for reporters to stick together when the press sec cuts somebody off,” Acosta said, declaring that reporters should just stonewall Sanders as a group, “Ideally we could and should insist on answers if somebody is cut off. We don’t do that as much as we should.”
I don’t know why the briefings have to be televised. Why not pull the plug and just broadcast the audio? It’s clear Acosta and his resistance media ilk just want the spotlight to prep for their prime-time media congratulatory appearances.
Self-pardon gate continues
Trump: I have the right to pardon myself But could he go blind by doing so?
Your daily WTFs:
I fell like there’s a metaphor here. Feral peacocks are attacking luxury cars after seeing their own reflections
Historical picture of the day:
Well-played. Israel uses ‘Mean Girls’ to troll Iran on Twitter
Elections have consequences. Ben Rhodes: Trump reverses Obama policies just because they were Obama’s
And that’s all I’ve got, now go beat back the angry mob!