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Post by Slim Cognito » Wed Sep 12, 2018 2:48 pm

Stormy Daniels' has a book coming out about trump on Oct 2. It's called Full Disclosure.

That promises to be the sleaziest book I'm definitely going to read.
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Post by Addie » Sun Sep 16, 2018 12:01 pm

The Guardian - Book Review: Beautiful Country Burn Again review: Trump, 2016 and America's 'long con'

Essays by the novelist Ben Fountain, commissioned by the Guardian, chart a bizarre year that led to the madness of now
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Post by Addie » Tue Sep 18, 2018 9:21 am

Associated Press
Former FBI official Andrew McCabe has book deal

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Just months after the publication of James Comey's "A Higher Loyalty," another former FBI official will take on President Donald Trump.

Andrew McCabe, the former FBI deputy director ousted this year amid repeated attacks from Trump and a critical Justice Department report, has a book deal. St. Martin's Press announced Tuesday that "The Threat: How the FBI Protects America in the Age of Terror and Trump" will come out Dec. 4.

St. Martin's is calling the book a candid account of his career and defense of the FBI's independence. According to the publisher, McCabe will describe "a series of troubling, contradictory, and often bizarre conversations" with Trump and other high officials that led him to believe the "actions of this President and his administration undermine the FBI and the entire intelligence community" and threaten the general public.

"I wrote this book because the president's attacks on me symbolize his destructive effect on the country as a whole," McCabe said in a statement issued through St. Martin's. "He is undermining America's safety and security, and eroding public confidence in its institutions. His attacks on the most crucial institutions of government, and on the professionals who serve within them, should make every American stand up and take notice."
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WaPo: Former FBI deputy director Andrew McCabe to publish book

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Post by Tiredretiredlawyer » Tue Sep 18, 2018 9:28 am

Slim Cognito wrote:
Wed Sep 12, 2018 2:48 pm
Stormy Daniels' has a book coming out about trump on Oct 2. It's called Full Disclosure.

That promises to be the sleaziest book I'm definitely going to read.
Definitely. The only book that should NOT have pictures. :cantlook:
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Post by RTH10260 » Tue Sep 18, 2018 5:39 pm

Addie wrote:
Tue Sep 18, 2018 9:21 am
Associated Press

Former FBI official Andrew McCabe has book deal

:snippity:
Adding:
WaPo: Former FBI deputy director Andrew McCabe to publish book

I like the subtitle associating dotus with bad guys and the picture of a yuuuge dark cloud over the WH.

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Post by Addie » Wed Sep 19, 2018 1:36 pm

New York Times
‘Full Disclosure’ by Stormy Daniels Has Few Bombshells, but Is Likely to Rattle the White House

In her new memoir, “Full Disclosure,” Stormy Daniels cites a statement that President Trump’s former lawyer, Michael Cohen, asked her to sign, denying that she had a sexual encounter with Mr. Trump. “If indeed I did have a relationship with Donald Trump,” the statement read, “trust me, you wouldn’t be reading about it in the news, you would be reading about it in my book.” ...

“Full Disclosure,” which St. Martin’s Press will publish on Oct. 2, contains few new bombshells, but it is likely to rattle the White House nonetheless. In the memoir, Ms. Clifford gives a vivid, detailed account of her encounter with Mr. Trump in 2006 and its aftermath. Her book comes out just weeks before the November midterm elections, potentially bringing her story back into the headlines as Democrats and Republicans fight over control of Congress.

The news media has covered Ms. Clifford’s story heavily for the better part of 2018, since the news that Mr. Cohen paid her hush money first broke toward the start of the year. What began as a tale about money paid to silence a porn star alleging an affair with a major presidential candidate went on to become a full-fledged campaign finance scandal. Mr. Cohen pleaded guilty last month to illegally paying Ms. Clifford — far in excess of the legal donation limits — to protect Mr. Trump’s election prospects, saying he was acting at Mr. Trump’s direction.

The book does not add many new details to the basic facts of the legal case, though Ms. Clifford does raise questions about efforts to shut down the publication of her story after she made arrangements to sell it to In Touch magazine in 2011. Mr. Trump was also contemplating a presidential run that year. ...

Mr. Trump’s presidency has proved to be an unexpected boon for the publishing industry, which has unleashed a barrage of juicy insider accounts. In a typical presidency, pundits and journalists have to wait years for administration insiders to spill the details. Out of either deference or self-preservation, government officials often hold off until a new administration is in place to offer their insider account. But the chaos and turmoil within the Trump administration has upended the usual Washington publishing cycle, as disgruntled ex-staff members and officials who have been pushed out or resigned churn out books at a breakneck pace, at least by the normally glacial standards of publishing.
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Post by Addie » Wed Sep 19, 2018 1:50 pm

New Jersey Globe
Christie's new book gets little buzz among GOP legislators

New Jersey’s Republican legislators aren’t exactly clamoring to get ahold of former Gov. Chris Christie’s new book, “Let Me Finish: Trump, the Kushners, Bannon, New Jersey, and the Power of In-Your-Face Politics.”

The book, which is billed as an inside look into the workings of President Donald Trump’s campaign, inner circle and mind, has yet to hit shelves and won’t until January, but legislators don’t seem to be awaiting its release with anything but indifference.

“He has a new book?” said Sen. Sam Thompson (R-Old Bridge). “Don’t know if I’ve heard about it or not.”

Despite praising seven of Christie’s eight years in office, Thompson said he had little interest in such a book, as he had largely lived through the years it would cover.
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Post by Addie » Wed Sep 19, 2018 2:40 pm

WaPo
‘The Apprentice’ book excerpt: At CIA’s ‘Russia House,’ growing alarm about 2016 election interference

The warren of cubicles was secured behind a metal door. The name on the hallway placard had changed often over the years, most recently designating the space as part of the Mission Center for Europe and Eurasia. But internally, the office was known by its unofficial title: “Russia House.”

The unit had for decades been the center of gravity at the CIA, an agency within the agency, locked in battle with the KGB for the duration of the Cold War. The department’s prestige had waned after the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks, and it was forced at one point to surrender space to counterterrorism officers.

But Russia House later reclaimed that real estate and began rebuilding, vaulting back to relevance as Moscow reasserted itself. Here, among a maze of desks, dozens of reports officers fielded encrypted cables from abroad, and “targeters” meticulously scoured data on Russian officials, agencies, businesses and communications networks the CIA might exploit for intelligence.

In the months leading up to the 2016 election, senior Russia House officials held a series of meetings in a conference room adorned with Stalin-era posters, seeking to make sense of disconcerting reports that Moscow had mounted a covert operation to upend the U.S. presidential race.

By early August, the sense of alarm had become so acute that CIA Director John Brennan called White House Chief of Staff Denis McDonough. “I need to get in to see the president,” Brennan said, with unusual urgency in his voice.

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The Hill: New book: Putin tried to reinforce Trump’s belief in a ‘deep state’ undermining him
Talking Points Memo: In Secret Calls, Putin Cultivated Trump's Anger at the "Deep State"
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Post by Addie » Wed Sep 19, 2018 3:42 pm

The Hill
CBS in talks for miniseries based on Comey book

CBS is in talks for the rights to produce a miniseries based on "A Higher Loyalty," former FBI Director James Comey's memoir of his time in the FBI, including his service under President Trump.

CNBC reported Tuesday that the network is close to a deal for the series's rights after reportedly winning an auction for the story earlier this month.

CBS Television Studios declined to comment to CNBC, but a source close to the negotiations described the auction process as "a highly competitive situation," according to the report.

The former FBI director's memoir was released in April amid fanfare in the press and heated criticism from Trump and the White House, with the president himself calling for the former FBI chief to be "prosecuted" for allegedly leaking classified information, which Comey has denied doing.

Comey's tell-all book was harsh in its criticism of Trump and his administration, describing the president as "unethical" and his leadership style akin to a mob boss.
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Post by RTH10260 » Wed Sep 19, 2018 9:30 pm

Addie wrote:
Wed Sep 19, 2018 1:50 pm
New Jersey Globe
Christie's new book gets little buzz among GOP legislators

New Jersey’s Republican legislators aren’t exactly clamoring to get ahold of former Gov. Chris Christie’s new book, “Let Me Finish: Trump, the Kushners, Bannon, New Jersey, and the Power of In-Your-Face Politics.”

:snippity:
„Let Me Finish“ — I thought that title was already copyrighted by Orly Taitz :lol:

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Post by Sunrise » Wed Sep 19, 2018 10:03 pm

RTH10260 wrote:
Wed Sep 19, 2018 9:30 pm
Addie wrote:
Wed Sep 19, 2018 1:50 pm
New Jersey Globe
Christie's new book gets little buzz among GOP legislators

New Jersey’s Republican legislators aren’t exactly clamoring to get ahold of former Gov. Chris Christie’s new book, “Let Me Finish: Trump, the Kushners, Bannon, New Jersey, and the Power of In-Your-Face Politics.”

:snippity:
„Let Me Finish“ — I thought that title was already copyrighted by Orly Taitz :lol:
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Addie wrote:
Wed Sep 19, 2018 3:42 pm
The Hill
CBS in talks for miniseries based on Comey book

CBS is in talks for the rights to produce a miniseries based on "A Higher Loyalty," former FBI Director James Comey's memoir of his time in the FBI, including his service under President Trump.

CNBC reported Tuesday that the network is close to a deal for the series's rights after reportedly winning an auction for the story earlier this month.

CBS Television Studios declined to comment to CNBC, but a source close to the negotiations described the auction process as "a highly competitive situation," according to the report.

The former FBI director's memoir was released in April amid fanfare in the press and heated criticism from Trump and the White House, with the president himself calling for the former FBI chief to be "prosecuted" for allegedly leaking classified information, which Comey has denied doing.

Comey's tell-all book was harsh in its criticism of Trump and his administration, describing the president as "unethical" and his leadership style akin to a mob boss.
Sad that Chris Farley is not around to play Fat Nixon.
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Post by Kendra » Thu Sep 20, 2018 7:48 pm

TexasFilly wrote:
Thu Sep 20, 2018 12:32 pm

Sad that Chris Farley is not around to play Fat Nixon.
:dance: :thumbs:

Gawd, but that would be funny as hell.

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Post by Addie » Fri Sep 21, 2018 2:17 pm

WaPo - Book Review
Stormy Daniels’s memoir: Funny, vulgar, brash and believable

Stormy Daniels would like to set the record straight, and the first thing she wants you to know is that she didn’t want to be here. She hates public speaking. She kept the bad sex she had with Donald Trump a secret, even from her husband, and even after some of the people she loves most in the world begged her to come forward to save the republic. She’s not a gold digger or an attention seeker or a bimbo looking for her 15 minutes. And she’s definitely not a liar.

That is the current that runs through Daniels’s new book, “Full Disclosure,” which publishes Oct. 2 (The Washington Post obtained an early copy). Daniels knows we’re all interested in the juicy bits about Trump, but she doesn’t get there until several chapters in, after detailing a dysfunctional childhood in Louisiana with an uninterested and then absent father and a mother who falls apart as a result. She is repeatedly raped at age 9 by a child molester, and when she finally tells a school counselor, her story isn’t believed. Her mother pretends it never happened, fearing that the assaults will be blamed on negligent parenting. Hers is a childhood marked by indifferent and sometimes callous adults, and she has to prove her basic worthiness again and again. ...

It is her autobiography, after all, and unlike Trump, she doesn’t puff up her life story or pretend to be anything she’s not. She is simply a woman who doesn’t play by the feminine rulebook of crediting others, even when it’s not deserved, and shying away from anything that might resemble ambition, pride or self-promotion. Narcissism is unappealing no matter who it comes from, and it is potentially dangerous when a pathological narcissist has significant power over others as, say, the president of the United States. It is also over-diagnosed in women by armchair psychologists. As I found myself comparing Daniels to Trump, I also became shamefully aware that even the most feminist-minded among us often are viscerally repelled when we witness women who are unvarnished in their normal human self-interest.

Beyond the grounds for potential campaign finance violations, it’s this more profound examination of our subtler biases that Daniels has brought about. Her rags-to-riches story tacks a familiar path from poverty to prosperity, but she got there via sex and brazen power-seeking — things women are not supposed to be quite so blatant about. Women like Daniels are rarely heroes, least of all when they take on powerful men. It is deep-seated, this assumption of deceitfulness and greed in women who are sexually forthcoming. Good women don’t do that, so the ones who do must be bad. Strippers pretend to like you, prostitutes pretend to enjoy sleeping with you, porn stars pretend that what they do on film is like the sex real people have. Never mind that they’re all being paid to uphold (mostly) men’s fantasies; there is disgust wrapped up with the desire, a sense in which men feel free to use their money to incentivize female behavior that pleases them, and then deem that same behavior inauthentic and the women who engage in it greedy liars. If they’ll do that, what won’t they do?

That Daniels is taking on a man who ascended to power on the fumes of conspiracy theories and who lies with a depth and frequency heretofore unseen in a president complicates this narrative. It forces all of us to take a look at the judgments we level at certain types of women, whether they’re Stormy Daniels or Hillary Clinton, whether they’re too sexy or too competitive or too ambitious. Daniels is one vehicle through which women are seeing in sharper focus just how much expectations of female deference still shape our paths and the possibilities for our lives.

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Post by Kendra » Wed Sep 26, 2018 9:03 am

So...I finally got a hold of a library copy of Liars, Leakers and Liberals. What a hateful, spiteful woman - she's even attacking the republicans in the house and senate. Very selective in a lot of her 'facts' and when she does back things up with a footnote.

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Post by Kendra » Thu Sep 27, 2018 7:20 am

Judge Jeanine now taking on Christopher Steele. Had to share.
By the time he retired and launched his private practice, he was basically a Russian citizen.

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Post by RTH10260 » Thu Sep 27, 2018 10:37 am

Kendra wrote:
Thu Sep 27, 2018 7:20 am
Judge Jeanine now taking on Christopher Steele. Had to share.
By the time he retired and launched his private practice, he was basically a Russian citizen.
And the British MI5 / MI6 just looked the other way :?: :doh:

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RTH10260 wrote:
Thu Sep 27, 2018 10:37 am
Kendra wrote:
Thu Sep 27, 2018 7:20 am
Judge Jeanine now taking on Christopher Steele. Had to share.
By the time he retired and launched his private practice, he was basically a Russian citizen.
And the British MI5 / MI6 just looked the other way :?: :doh:
IKR?

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Post by RTH10260 » Thu Sep 27, 2018 12:12 pm

Kendra wrote:
Thu Sep 27, 2018 10:40 am
RTH10260 wrote:
Thu Sep 27, 2018 10:37 am
Kendra wrote:
Thu Sep 27, 2018 7:20 am
Judge Jeanine now taking on Christopher Steele. Had to share.

And the British MI5 / MI6 just looked the other way :?: :doh:
IKR?
should have added :sarcasm:

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Post by Kendra » Thu Sep 27, 2018 12:48 pm

RTH10260 wrote:
Thu Sep 27, 2018 12:12 pm
Kendra wrote:
Thu Sep 27, 2018 10:40 am
RTH10260 wrote:
Thu Sep 27, 2018 10:37 am


And the British MI5 / MI6 just looked the other way :?: :doh:
IKR?
should have added :sarcasm:
I knew it was on :dance:

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Post by Tiredretiredlawyer » Thu Sep 27, 2018 4:43 pm

Are she and Kavanaugh in the same AA group?
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Post by Addie » Fri Sep 28, 2018 5:52 pm

Yahoo News - Michael Isikoff
The go-between in the Trump Tower meeting offers clue to 'golden shower' claim in dossier

Rob Goldstone, the gadfly music publicist who set up and attended the 2016 Trump Tower meeting between a Kremlin-linked lawyer and top officials of the Trump campaign, thinks he may have a clue about one of the biggest mysteries of the Russiagate scandal: the origin of the still uncorroborated claim that Donald Trump watched prostitutes urinate on his bed in a Moscow hotel room. ...

Goldstone, the author of a new memoir, titled “Pop Stars, Pageants & Presidents,” said he could not remember whether the “Hot for Teacher” act or any similar skit was performed the night he and Agalarov were there with Trump at the club.

But he said both he and Agalarov had in fact seen the urination act at a “sister” club to the Act in London called the Box, and possibly on another occasion at another Box club in New York. (The Act and the Box were both owned by nightclub impresario Simon Hammerstein. The Act, however, was closed in late 2013 after a Nevada judge found that its performances were “lewd” and “offensive” and violated state anti-obscenity laws.)

Five months after the Las Vegas trip, Trump visited Moscow for the finals of the Miss Universe contest, which he owned at the time. It was from this trip that arose the uncorroborated report by a former British spy that Trump, while staying at the Ritz-Carlton hotel, employed “a number of prostitutes to perform a ‘golden showers’ (urination) show in front of him.” The ex-spy, Christopher Steele, hired by a political research firm retained by a law firm working for the Clinton campaign, wrote a series of memos, known as the “dossier,” that alleged that Russian intelligence had “kompromat” (compromising information) on Trump that included a tape of the episode.

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Post by Kendra » Tue Oct 02, 2018 11:19 am

The Apprentice - Trump, Russia and the Subversion of American Democracy


Yikes. WaPo's @GregPMiller describes a tense moment from 2016 involving a CIA director trying to sound the alarm on Russia and a senior U.S. senator wanting none of it...

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