“What was produced by the intelligence community at the request of Ms. Rice were detailed spreadsheets of intercepted phone calls with unmasked Trump associates in perfectly legal conversations with individuals.
The overheard conversations involved no illegal activity by anybody of the Trump associates, or anyone they were speaking with. In short, the only apparent illegal activity was the unmasking of the people in the calls.”
— Former U.S. Attorney Joseph diGenova told The Daily Caller News Foundation Investigative GroupRead more
As a “navy brat” I grew up overseas, four years in Spain and Italy, and then four years spread in New Jersey and Massachusetts, and my dad was put out, so I had a solid grasp of the world at seven.
The concept of “capitalism” was firm, sound in foundation, I knew the constitution backwards and forwards, and understood how it was written.
The blood spilled to bring it to fruition, and fully understood, our rights were not produced or even defended by my parent’s generation, but by the two previous to theirs, and impossible, except that our forefathers were unable to withstand any more, and chose to rise, in the face of certain failure, and live free or die.
As one who lived in Brazil for many years and still spends extensive time there each year, as well as having a large network of Brazilian friends (many of whom hold PhDs) in a variety of professions, as well as relatives who still live there, I have followed this controversy closely.
I was in Brazil when wire tapped phone conversations between Dilma and ex-president Lula were released to the public. I am quite fluent in Portuguese and was able to follow the discussions easily. The notion that she is not directly involved in corruption and lawbreaking is just laughable. The tapes don’t lie.Read more