Trump's Presidency: Is this the next domino to fall?

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Yep, that looks like a lot of not facts and not wanting people to read the report. Sad day for you. You do realize that reducing all of your arguments to ridiculous ad hominem makes you look equally ridiculous, right? You should do better.

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So, here's one for all the numpties, idiots, and half-wits who believed that Seth Rich was the source of the leaks.

 

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The Mueller report might not end the debate over what President Donald Trump did, but it has scuttled one conspiracy theory involving a murdered Democratic party staffer and WikiLeaks.

 

Well into 2017, Fox News host Sean Hannity championed the hunt for details about 27-year-old Seth Rich, who was shot and killed near his home in Washington, D.C., not long before the first WikiLeaks dump of Democratic emails in July 2016. Rich had been working on voter access projects for the Democratic National Committee. The police believed he was the victim of a botched robbery.

 

Hannity and others thought Rich had been killed because, as the conspiracy theory goes, he was the true source — not Russia — of the DNC files that WikiLeaks shared with the world to damage Hillary Clinton.

 

At one point, Fox News aired, and then quickly retracted, a report that said the FBI had proof that Rich was WikiLeaks’ source. (We dug into the lawsuit that Fox News drew in the wake of that broadcast. The suit was unsuccessful.)

 

The special counsel’s report places WikiLeaks and its founder Julian Assange at the epicenter of those rumors about Rich.

"As reports attributing the DNC and DCCC hacks to the Russian government emerged, WikiLeaks and Assange made several public statements apparently designed to obscure the source of the materials that WikiLeaks was releasing," the Mueller report says.

 

The report quotes from an Aug. 25, 2016, interview Assange gave to Megyn Kelly on Fox News. A couple of weeks earlier, WikiLeaks had offered a $20,000 reward for information on Rich’s killer. Without flat-out saying that Rich was the WikiLeaks source, Assange did nothing to dispel the notion on Fox News.

 

"We're very interested in anything that might be a threat to alleged WikiLeak sources," he told Kelly. "We're not saying that Seth Rich's death necessarily is connected to our publication. That's something that has to be established. But if there's any question about a source of WikiLeaks being threatened, then people can be assured that this organization will go after anyone who may have been involved in some kind of attempt to coerce or possibly, in this case, kill a potential source."

Assange’s fuzzy answer is consistent with another interview he gave. Assange had told CNN in July 2016 that WikiLeaks likes "to create maximum ambiguity as to who our sources are."

 

The special counsel report asserts without a shade of doubt that Russia hacked the Democratic servers and passed that material to WikiLeaks.

 

Investigators acknowledge that they can’t be totally sure how those files were transferred. The material might have been downloaded or hand-delivered.

 

But one thing is certain: It wasn’t Seth Rich.

 

 

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47 minutes ago, fraufruit said:

Sarah Sanders calls revelation that she lied to press 'a slip of the tongue'

here

 

She has them a lot:

 

False statements involving Sarah Huckabee Sanders

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Vastly undershoots figure for Obama

SARAH HUCKABEE SANDERS

"President Trump in his first year and a half has already tripled what President Obama did (for African-American employment) in eight years."

— PolitiFact National on Wednesday, August 15th, 2018

 

Background checks and interviews

SARAH HUCKABEE SANDERS

Says diversity visa immigrants are not vetted.

— PolitiFact National on Thursday, November 2nd, 2017

 

Let's go to the videotape

SARAH HUCKABEE SANDERS

"The president in no way, form or fashion has ever promoted or encouraged violence."

— PolitiFact National on Wednesday, July 5th, 2017

 

No report offers definitive proof of wiretapping

SARAH HUCKABEE SANDERS

"Everybody acts like President Trump is the one that came up with this idea. ... There are multiple news outlets that have reported" former President Barack Obama ordered wiretapping on Trump.

— PolitiFact National on Sunday, March 5th, 2017

 

 

https://www.politifact.com/personalities/sarah-huckabee-sanders/statements/byruling/false/

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U.S. Special Counsel Robert Mueller's 448-page report released on Thursday detailed more than just Oval Office arguments and Trump Tower meetings.

It also revealed that Trump's staff and associates frequently ignored the president - disregarding his orders and hoping he just wouldn't ask again.

FIRING MUELLER

Trump called White House Chief Counsel Don McGahn twice and told him to tell Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein that Mueller should be removed.

"Call Rod, tell Rod that Mueller has conflicts and can’t be the Special Counsel," McGahn recalled Trump telling him.

But McGahn didn't do it.

"To end the conversation with the President, McGahn left the President with the impression that McGahn would call Rosenstein," Mueller wrote in his report. "McGahn recalled that he had already said no to the President’s request and he was worn down, so he just wanted to get off the phone."

MESSAGE TO SESSIONS

Trump frequently attempted to use staff and associates to deliver messages. But frequently, his attempts to send messages via a third party were ignored.

On June 19, 2017, Trump met in the Oval Office with his former campaign manager Corey Lewandowski. Trump told Lewandowski to deliver a message to then Attorney General Jeff Sessions that he wanted the Mueller investigation limited to just potential interference in future elections.

Lewandowski told Trump he would handle it, but instead he asked White House official Rick Dearborn to deliver the message.

"(Dearborn) recalled later telling Lewandowski that he had handled the situation, but he did not actually follow through with delivering the message to Sessions," Mueller wrote.

'PART OF THE TEAM'

On Feb. 14, 2017, Trump had lunch with then-New Jersey Governor Chris Christie. During the lunch, the president asked Christie if he could deliver a message to then-FBI Director James Comey.

Trump wanted Christie to tell Comey that the president "really like(s) him. Tell him he's part of the team," the governor later told Mueller.

A month later, Trump fired Comey.

"Christie had no intention of complying with the president’s request that he contact Comey," Mueller wrote. "He thought the president’s request was 'nonsensical' and Christie did not want to put Comey in the position of having to receive such a phone call. Christie thought it would have been uncomfortable to pass on that message."

'UNCOMFORTABLE WITH THE TASK'

Long before Sessions resigned, Trump began searching for a new attorney general.

In July 2017, Associate Attorney General Rachel Brand came to Trump's attention and he asked his then White House Staff Secretary Rob Porter to contact Brand to see if she was interested in becoming attorney general.

"Later, the president asked Porter a few times in passing whether he had spoken to Brand, but Porter did not reach out to her because he was uncomfortable with the task," Mueller wrote.

Porter ignored the president because he was concerned the inquiry was an attempt by Trump to fire Mueller, the special counsel's office surmised.

"Porter did not contact Brand because he was sensitive to the implications of that action and did not want to be involved in a chain of events associated with an effort to end the investigation or fire the Special Counsel," the report said.

 

 

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Donald Trump Jr.’s comment on the Mueller report has some Twitter users dumbfounded because his reaction suggests how dumb he may actually be.

Special counsel Robert Mueller’s team of investigators declined to prosecute President Donald Trump’s eldest son for campaign finance violations mainly because they concluded he was too ignorant to have knowingly committed a crime, according to RawStory.com

Trump Jr., though, seemed to have missed that point when he sent out this celebratory tweet upon Thursday’s release of Mueller’s report:

 

amusing tweets here

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6 hours ago, balticus said:

Hope you and El Jeffo are not on suicide watch and can get out during the holiday weekend.  

 

Such a shame. While they were hammering on their keyboards some of us were in the Alps all afternoon. Mind you the bias here is so great towards the neo-Marxists they'll never be banned, only people who don't think like them. More Pol Pot than Tin Pot eh?

 

3 hours ago, MikeMelga said:

Forum admins: can we automatically block posts with links to zerohedge? Jeremy, either that or an ignore! Please stop posting shit from that site!

 

Mr Melga - you are welcome to ignore. it's your choice. I'm free to post what I wish, just as the Marxists do. 

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Some idiot on TT once said having an independent server from SoS is legal. As a military contractor who was bugged constantly when I worked for them even pre-911 I can categorically say that she broke the law. That issue is now coming back:

 

https://www.judicialwatch.org/press-room/press-releases/judicial-watch-uncovers-cover-up-discussions-in-latest-production-of-clinton-email-documents/

 

And this secret sex cult NXIVM: 

 

https://bigleaguepolitics.com/court-docs-prosecutors-ask-to-present-evidence-that-nxivm-sex-cult-leaders-illegally-bundled-money-for-hillary-clinton-campaign/

 

And their donations:

 

https://www.opensecrets.org/search?order=desc&q=clare+bronfman&sort=D&type=donors

 

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Meh, asking that one to keep nonsense off of our thread is quixotic. He can't even keep nonsense out of his head. Given the descriptions I've read his of his personal habits, I think self-discipline is not a strong suit.

ETA: We had all better be careful before one of those super strong alpha males comes along and gets all in his feelings about us being "mean girls". 

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24 minutes ago, AlexTr said:

ETA: We had all better be careful before one of those super strong alpha males comes along and gets all in his feelings about us being "mean girls". 

 

 

Too late

 

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1 hour ago, fraufruit said:

 

Please keep this crap out of the Trump thread. Thanks.

 

37 minutes ago, AlexTr said:

Meh, asking that one to keep nonsense off of our thread is quixotic. He can't even keep nonsense out of his head. Given the descriptions I've read his of his personal habits, I think self-discipline is not a strong suit.

ETA: We had all better be careful before one of those super strong alpha males comes along and gets all in his feelings about us being "mean girls". 

 

hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha

 

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3 hours ago, fraufruit said:

Snopes. Your friend.

 

Please keep this crap out of the Trump thread. Thanks.

 

But this time Snopes is actually incorrect. And that link was 2018.

 

Clare Bronfman et al plead guilty:

 

https://frankreport.com/2019/04/19/breaking-news-clare-bronfman-kathy-russell-to-plead-guilty-today/

 

Tho show that the court appearance is real and not ZH:

 

https://www.nyed.uscourts.gov/cal/calPDF.cfm?prid=9692

 

Oh dear...

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