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Barr Summary and Mueller Report Do Not Mean Trump Russia Is a Hoax. Far From It.

From what we know so far, the report is far from a worst-case scenario for Trump, a scenario that was never likely to begin with, but it is also far from the best and lays the groundwork for more trouble ...
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Much Ado About Omar: What Congresswoman Ilhan Omar’s Fiercest Critics and Most Ardent Defenders Miss & How to Overcome the Toxic Discourse Surrounding Her

After the freshman representative’s controversial remarks and the ensuing firestorm over Israel, anti-Semitism, and other forms of bigotry, there is room for improvement all-around By Brian E. Frydenborg (LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter @bfry1981), March 7, 2019 (sad update March 8, see end of ...
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How Cohen’s and Manafort’s Ukraine Ties Tell the Deeper Story of Trump-Russia and the Mueller Probe

Both Cohen and Manafort have close ties to people close to Putin’s Russian mafia henchmen and who are central to Trump-Russia. Their work is closer than most previous analysis has indicated, and to understand the overlap to understand the Trump-Russia ...
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Cohen’s Shady Family Business Dealings’ Unexplored Links to Key Trump-Russia Figures Demand Scrutiny

Trump’s Former Fixer’s Three Congressional Hearings Beginning Today Are a Great Opportunity to Demand Answers to Key Unsolved Mysteries that Show the Larger Trump-Russia Picture By Brian E. Frydenborg (LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter @bfry1981), February 26, 2019 CNN/Lawrence Crook Also see ...
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Trump’s State of the Union: State of Meaninglessness

Words carry power, but in Trump’s Pelosi-delayed State of the Union “speech,” the character of the man uttering them destroys their meaning and renders them both pointless and useless. By Brian E. Frydenborg (LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter @bfry1981), February 6, 2019 ...
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Crime Too Narrow As Main Lens to View Putin’s Masterpiece of Collusion

Why the intricacies and expanse of Putin’s plot—and Team Trump’s role in it—need a far different, deeper approach in public discussion Author’s note: I sat on this piece for over five months, pitching to many outlets, hoping each new revelation ...
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America’s Current Extraconstitutional Republic

How Trump’s presidency has taken the presidency out of the bound of the Constitution and puts America into dangerous, uncharted territory, and all to the delight and design of Vladimir Putin; whatever the outcome of today’s midterms, there will remain ...
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9/11 and Global Tribalism

As the 90s closed out, humanity was coming together. Now it’s tearing itself apart. Originally published on LinkedIn Pulse September 22, 2018 By Brian E. Frydenborg (LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter@bfry1981), September 11th-13th, 2018, and republished by Tuck Magazine September 24th Danielle ...
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The Reasons Comey Was Wrong in 2016 that Haven’t Been Discussed

As a long-awaited Justice Department report is about to be released on issues with the handling of various issues during the 2016 election by the Justice Department, including the FBI, it is that we come to grips with on how ...
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Rudy Giuliani’s Kislin Connection Raises Issues for His Role as Trump’s Russia Lawyer: EXCLUSIVE Analysis

Author's note: three-quarters of a year later, Giuliani is still Trump's point man on Russia and has not been asked the necessary questions raised by my exploration below. Also, Prevezon/Katsyv lawyer Natalia Veselnitskaya was just charged by SDNY earlier this ...
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In Praise of Analysis: What the News Media Can Learn From the CIA and Why Those Lessons Are Essential for Protecting Our Democracy

In order for the public to be informed and able to resist the efforts of both Russian and homegrown mis/disinformation campaigns, it is absolutely necessary that the media stop myopically dismissing analysis for its own sake and start realizing how ...
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Trump & GOP Destroying the Pillars of Democracy

Author's note: the conduct of Trump and his people since I wrote this have only furthered the dangerous trends highlighted below; the names may change or be added to, but the destruction of the rule of law and democratic norms ...
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