High crimes and misdemeanors: Flynn, Comey, and Russians in the Oval Office

After Comey’s firing, it was learned that subpoenas have been issued to Michael Flynn to produce all papers and records related to his contacts and business dealings with the Russians.

Flynn has apparently commited acts which might constitute serious crimes. If prosecuted and convicted, he could spend many years in prison. His earlier efforts to gain immunity in exchange for his testimony before Congressional committees failed.

Flynn’s testimony could be explosive. It may be the key to blowing open the conspiracy involving collusion with the Russians, if there is one. If he talks, he could bring the whole Trump charade on Russia crashing down.

Hopefully he is under very good security protection.
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Russia’s “Trump card”

Putin’s “Trump card” is already paying off. While the focus in he U.S. media has been on whether there was collusion between the Trump campaign and the Russians intervening in the U.S. election, less attention has been paid to the reasons for Trump’s pro-Russian positions and failure to criticize Putin.

The strongest hypothesis for this behavior is that Trump has been compromised by the Russians. This will remain the strongest hypothesis until an alternative, more persuasive explanation is presented.



Le Pen peut gagner! — Le chagrin et la pitié: La France en 2017 et ses élections présidentielles

Comme ont revelé les elections du Brexit et du Donald Trump, les sondages d’opinion sont peu confiable. Ça c’est particulièrement vrai dans le cas du deuxième tour français, òu les intentions de vote des neuf sur 11 candidats dans le premier tour sont statistiquement très difficukes de modéler.

En somme, Marine Le Pen pourrait bien gagner.

C’est un cas d’éxtreme urgence dans lequel l’Union Europeene, NATO, et la défense contre les aggressions de la Russie sont en jeu.