Rep. Lee Zeldin, one of two Jewish Republicans in Congress, defended his decision to have Steve Bannon headline a fundraiser."There's a lot about his background that doesn't get talked about and he's gotten a bad rap in many respects," Zeldin said Monday on CNN after being asked about a report that Bannon, a one-time senior adviser to President Donald Trump and the CEO at the Breitbart News website, will headline a fundraiser next month for Zeldin, who represents a Long Island district in New York.Bannon has called the Breitbart site a platform for the "alt-right," the loose assemblage of anti-establishment conservatives that includes white supremacists and anti-Semites. Bannon was the architect of Trump's appeal to the far right and also speaks of "globalists" who control world finance and the media -- a messaging that for some has echoes of classic anti-Semitic conspiracy theories.Breitbart also is strongly pro-Israel, has reported sympathetically on Jews who face anti-Semitism on campuses and in Europe, and said he hopes anti-Semites will wash out of the alt-right movement.Zeldin said that people were sending him messages on Monday calling Bannon a "Nazi or Nazi sympathizer." Referring to the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement targeting Israel, the congressman said Bannon "is someone who passionately speaks to me about the need to combat the rising BDS movement that's taking place on college campuses and also abroad."Also, Zeldin said, Bannon speaks to him about "strengthening the relationship with our friends like Israel, which has included the need to pass the Taylor Force Act" -- a bill that would cut funding to the Palestinian Authority as long as it pays subsidies to the families of Palestinians who kill Israelis -- "or moving the embassy to Jerusalem or treating our adversaries like adversaries."The Zionist Organization of America drew fire earlier this month for having Bannon speak at its annual New York gala."I agree with him in some respects, I disagree with him in other respects," Zeldin said. "There's a lot about his background people just don't know."
On Dec. 29, a transition adviser to Mr. Trump, K. T. McFarland, wrote in an email to a colleague that sanctions announced hours before by the Obama administration in retaliation for Russian election meddling were aimed at discrediting Mr. Trump's victory. The sanctions could also make it much harder for Mr. Trump to ease tensions with Russia, "which has just thrown the U.S.A. election to him," she wrote in the emails obtained by The Times.It is not clear whether Ms. McFarland was saying she believed that the election had in fact been thrown. A White House lawyer said on Friday that she meant only that the Democrats were portraying it that way.
He is the dumbest criminal on the planet:https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/937007006526959618He just admitted he knew Flynn had committed a crime when he asked Comey to back off and leave Flynn alone.I would love to see the looks on Mueller's team's faces right now.
Quote from: PeppermintButler on December 01, 2017, 10:28:25 AMIt will be awesome if Trump throws his children under the busAnd then we hang him anyway.
It will be awesome if Trump throws his children under the bus
I hope to see more of these carefully drafted lawyer tweets.https://twitter.com/PostRoz/status/937094084304494594
Trump's lawyer: I wrote the president's 'sloppy' tweet about Flynn's dismissal"Yeah that was me, I got into the POTUS' personal twitter account and sloppily typed some stuff. Why do you ask? Also I'm his fucking lawyer"
let me tell you a secret: they're morons, every last one of them
and here come the nixonian legal argumentshttp://thehill.com/homenews/administration/363069-trumps-lawyer-claims-president-cannot-obstruct-justice