The Department of Justice indictment of President Trump’s former campaign head Paul Manafort and his former business partner Rick Gates from the investigation of special counsel Robert Mueller
dominated news headlines. The indictment announcement also included a guilty plea from former Trump campaign foreign policy volunteer advisor George Papadopolus for lying to the FBI.
After months of investigation, special counsel Robert Mueller and his Democrat heavy investigation team released their first indictment over possible collusion between President Trump’s campaign and Russia.
Importantly, Mueller's indictment of Manafort and Gates had nothing to do with Russian collusion with President Trump's campaign.
The media downplayed the Manafort and Gates indictment and chose to focus on Papadopolus.
This edition of "The Buzz" details what the indictments mean, how special counsel Robert Mueller played the public relations game with his announcements, the impact of the indictment of lobbying firms and what to expect next.
The Obama administration's decision allowing a Russian company to take ownership of Uranium One that controls 20 percent of U.S. uranium is being called into question.
Prior to the U.S. approval, the FBI found evidence the American subsidiary of the Russian company was engaged in crimes including kickbacks and bribery but that information was either ignored or not made available to the government committee that approved the deal.
In addition, huge sums of money linked to Uranium One were given to the Clinton Foundation and former President Bill Clinton received a $500,000 fee from a Russian bank for a twenty-minute speech raises concerns the funds were intended to influence Hillary Clinton who was one of the government officials that approved the Uranium One deal.
Congress was not informed of the FBI investigation into the illegal activities of the Russian company before the Obama administration allowed the deal to go through.
A Congressional investigation is being launched to determine why the FBI investigation was tightly held.
It's possible the Obama administration's "reset" policy with Russia was responsible for keeping the FBI investigation from Congress and Americans.
Democrats are following Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel's advice: “You never let a serious crisis go to waste." They are taking his words to heart in the wake of Hurricane Maria's impact on Puerto Rico and the horrible mass shooting in Las Vegas.
Liberals are criticizing the Trump administration's hurricane relief effort in Puerto Rico.The left-wing media seized on President Trump's tweets that criticized San Juan Mayor Carmen Yulín Cruz. Cruz's criticism of the relief effort was contradicted by other political leaders in Puerto Rico.
The horrific mass shooting in Las Vegas, Nevada, was promptly politicized by liberals. Hillary Clinton and Senator Chris Murphy (D-CT) fired off tweets sliming the NRA and calling for gun control, respectively.
By consistently exploiting tragedies, liberals are exposing their divisiveness.