Friday's Morning Email: Russia Probe Widens…

PARDON ME? Some of President Donald Trump’s lawyers are reportedly discussingusing the president’s authority to grant pardons as a way to undermine special counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia investigation. A source told The Washington Post that includes aides, family members and even himself. [WaPo]

RUSSIA PROBE WIDENS Speaking of the special counsel’s investigation, it is now reportedly “examining a broad range of transactions involving Trump’s businesses as well as those of his associates.” [Bloomberg]

CHUCK ROAST Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) has been pushing a theory that the research firm that paid a former British intelligence officer to investigate then-presidential candidate Trump’s potential Russia ties was secretly working for Moscow. There’s no public evidence that supports that theory, however. [HuffPost]

RUH ROH REX The U.S. Treasury Department fined Exxon Mobil Corp $2 million for “reckless disregard” of sanctions on dealings with Russia in 2014 ― when current Secretary of State Rex Tillerson was still the oil giant’s chief executive. Exxon is now suing the federal government over the fine. [Reuters]

THE JUICE IS LOOSE A parole board granted O.J. Simpson release on Thursday, after nearly 9 years in prison on an armed robbery charge. [HuffPost]

NO-GO ZONE The United States is reportedly barring citizens from traveling to North Korea, according to several international companies that take tourists there. The news comes shortly after the death of an American student who had been imprisoned in the isolated nation for two years. [HuffPost]

NEW WHITE HOUSE COMMS DIRECTOR Trump is reportedly tapping Wall Street financier Anthony Scaramucci to serve as the new White House communications director, two months after Mike Dubke resigned from the job. [Axios]


DREAM ON Trump’s sympathy for young undocumented immigrants who came to the U.S. as children apparently does not extend to supporting bipartisan legislation that would help them. [HuffPost]

HAPPY ‘MADE SOMEWHERE ELSE’ WEEK A complete list of Trump merchandise made in the United States. It is very short. [HuffPost]

CITY IN MOURNING In Minneapolis, community members have united to mourn the deaths of Justine Damond, Philando Castile and others victims of police violence. [HuffPost]

SEAL OF APPROVAL The Navy has its first woman candidates for the SEAL team and several other elite units, a little over a year after a Pentagon policy change opened those jobs to women.  []

THE FAST TRAIN Tech entrepreneur Elon Musk says he has “verbal” approval from the federal government to build an ultrafast “hyperloop” tube train on the East Coast. [NPR]


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If anyone is interested I am Top40 online. In the real world my name is David Russell Ellenberger. I am a SWM 57 and live in Louisville, Ky. I started about 4 years ago. I wasn't exactly sure what I wanted the website to be about but I liked the idea of people voting on items in ranked lists. The voting on these ranked lists will move the items up or down in the rankings you vote by clicking the + or - buttons below or next to the item in a list, refresh the page and the item will then appear in it's new ranking. IMHO voting really is one of the most important things you can do. Your vote is literally worth millions of dollars and that's one thing the politicians want you to do but don't want you to think about in that way. In other words vote for me I'm the best and I'm for this I'm for that I am for all the things that you want and that's why should vote for me. In reality what its about is control over you and money. So next time you vote you should demand to get paid. But I digress that's voting on items is just one of the reasons I started I also wanted to get my point out to the people and hopefully other people will want to use my website to get their point out or at least create their own lists. I had hoped for this to be another social media website. That hasn't really happened and I have been online for almost 5 years now. More about that later.


Everyone thinks just put your website up and they will come but that's not really the case. Part of the problem is search engines like Google have almost complete control of the web and all the traffic on it and they want you to pay. They also don't like other social media sites or search engine type sites they are what's known in the business as viral sites or sites that mostly contain links and not much original content which is exactly what Google is. But I maintain that links are part of the branding and the way you show your links to the world is an original aspect of any website and part of the branding and is orginal content in and of itself. But Google doesn't think so, Because that's what they are and they of course want complete control and they have it and no one seems to care. I didn't care until I started this website. But again I digress.


Back to the point. Why I started this website. Well another reason was to make money you can sell things or you can put advertising on your website. You can go out and sell advertising yourself or simply sign up for advertising services that have already sold the advertising and put the ads on your website for you. Services like this from Google and it's advertising service called adsense. If you read up on the internet how to make money with a website You will eventually find Adsense and various websites will tell you you can make tens of thousands with website adverting its so easy. And that may be true just from a numbers point of view but then reality sets in. More coming in a few days. Thanks for reading....

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