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

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2 hours ago, fraufruit said:

An editorial in The Observer newspaper on Sunday called for the cancellation of PresidentDonald Trump’s upcoming state visit to the U.K. in the wake of the Mueller report...

 

Earth to The Observer:    Antagonizing the US Prez while trying to max out leverage in Brexit negotiations with the EU is not a winning strategy.   It's a great time to play up the "special relationship".  

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Still valid - maybe even more valid - nine months after publication.

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Oh dear - threats and intimidation now, biccie? 

 

Guess the Trumpbug isn't the only thing that's scared.

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11 hours ago, El Jeffo said:

Oh dear

 

jeremytwo? 

 

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- threats and intimidation now, biccie? 

 

Hardly.   For a wannabe bully, you seem to be threatened by everything.   

 

Aggravating the other party when negotiating from a position of weakness is a terrible strategy. 

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Trump can't stop stepping on his own dick (metaphorically speaking of course) and he no longer has anyone smart enough in the White House to tell him no.

 

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A former White House personnel security director has been instructed by the White House not to show up Tuesday for questioning by the House Oversight Committee.

The move appears to be the latest effort by the Trump administration to push back against congressional inquiries of the White House, which have proliferated since Democrats took control of the House of Representatives in January.

White House deputy counsel Michael M. Purpura wrote a letter Monday asking the former security director, Carl Kline, not to show up as the committee had requested. Kline is now working at the Defense Department.

In a letter to Kline’s lawyer obtained by The Washington Post, Purpura wrote that a committee subpoena asking Kline to appear "unconstitutionally encroaches on fundamental executive branch interests."

In a separate letter Monday, Kline's attorney, Robert Driscoll, told the panel that his client would adhere to the White House recommendation.

“With two masters from two equal branches of government, we will follow the instructions of the one that employs him,” Driscoll wrote in the letter addressed to the committee’s chairman, Rep. Elijah E. Cummings (D-Md.)

 

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What kind of American wouldn't report a hostile foreign power attacking the US to the responsible authorities? If you cannot answer this question and you have again failed to read the Mueller report, keep your opinions to yourself. You have failed as a patriot.

 

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What the report revealed, page after page, was President Donald Trump and his campaign’s efforts to profit from the most “sweeping and systematic” — to use the words of the report — information warfare attack ever waged against the United States of America.

Trump and his team were uniquely positioned to sound the alarm and halt the Russian attack, but instead they welcomed it. And then they tried to obstruct efforts to investigate it. As such, Trump bears distinct responsibility for our failure to defend against Russia’s hostility and take the steps necessary to deter future threats.

 

To ensure that his betrayal and obstruction, and the foreign hostility it invites, do not become the new status quo in America, Trump must be held accountable. This means we must convene public hearings in Congress leading to impeachment proceedings in the House of Representatives. We must send an unmistakable message to our adversaries that we will not tolerate attempts to sabotage our democracy and upend the rule of law. It’s not an exaggeration to say that our freedom requires it.

 

As a former CIA officer, I know that foreign intelligence officers regularly try to infiltrate and manipulate American politics, but what kind of American wouldn’t, out of patriotic duty alone, reject and report a foreign offer to collaborate against our country? The very thought of such betrayal has always sat like a pit in my stomach. Having read Mueller’s report over the past few days, I’m left with that same awful feeling.

 

Even if impeachment hearings don't begin, think about how this line of questioning during every debate is going to affect Trump's standing. Oh, and trust me, this will be a question IN EVERY SINGLE DEBATE. (I've already talked with a showrunner at CNN; she says the questions are already being prepped.)

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Trump tries to block Congressional subpoena of his financial records. Nothing to hide? Ahahahahaha! When you're president, nothing is private. Has he not yet figured that out?

 

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President Trump sued his own accounting firm and the Democratic chairman of the House Oversight Committee at the same time Monday — trying an unusual tactic to stop the firm from giving the committee details about Trump’s past financial dealings.

The lawsuit, filed in federal court in the District of Columbia, seeks a court order to quash a subpoena issued last week by the committee to Mazars USA. Trump’s lawyers also are asking a federal judge to temporarily block the subpoena until the court has had a chance to review their request.

The move amounts to Trump — the leader of the executive branch of government — asking the judicial branch to stop the legislative branch from investigating his past.

Former House counsels from both sides of the aisle called the challenge a long shot and an apparent delay tactic.



 

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Sadly, Americans have shown over and over that “we” don’t really care what nefarious deeds Trump has undertaken. 

 

Surely it would be in his best interest to get it all in the open now, long before the 2020 elections. 

 

That is, of course, unless he’s paying child support payments to Putin’s mother. 

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Fox News Found a Whole New Way to Freak Out About Obama and Hillary

 

 

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Former President Barack Obama and former secretary of state Hillary Clinton tweeted condolences on Sunday to the people who were killed during an attack on churches and hotels in Sri Lanka on Easter. 

And Fox News is shredding them for it. 

“The attacks on tourists and Easter worshippers in Sri Lanka are an attack on humanity,” Obama wrote. “On a day devoted to love, redemption and renewal, we pray for the victims and stand with the people of Sri Lanka.”

Clinton also used the phrase “Easter worshippers” to describe the victims of the attacks, which left more than 300 dead

 

On this holy weekend for many faiths, we must stand united against hatred and violence. I'm praying for everyone affected by today's horrific attacks on Easter worshippers and travelers in Sri Lanka.

 
 
 
 

Their use of the phrase “Easter worshippers” instead of “Christian” appeared to violate the Fox News version of political correctness, with multiple personalities on the network and its website attacking Obama and Clinton. Laura Ingraham, Brit Hume and Jesse Watters as well as network contributor Newt Gingrich joined a host of right-wing critics on Twitter who took offense: 

 
 
 

How do President Obama and Secretary Clinton both come up with Easter worshippers in their tweets about the murders in Sri Lanka? To have both of them use the same term the same day is strange. Is Easter Worshipper the left’s new way to avoid the word Christian? Pathetic

 
 
 
 
 
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Easter Worshippers? This is a made up phrase. Why do liberals make up phrases like this? #TheFive

 
 
 
 

In his tweet about the attack, President Donald Trump mentioned neither Easter nor Christians but instead sent condolences to the victims of “a terrorist attack on churches and hotels.” Fox News did not take him to task for failing to mention Christians. 

Fox News also used the phrase “Easter worshippers” in a headline about the Notre Dame cathedral fire, and while the story came from The Associated Press, the network could have reworded the headline.

It didn’t.

 

 

For the record, Easter worshipers are people who worship on Easter.

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30 minutes ago, fraufruit said:

For the record, Easter worshipers are people who worship on Easter.

 

This is technically true, and as Im not a christian Im not the most concerned about this whole "issue".  But I must say I have never used the term easter worshipers, nor could I imagine doing so.  They are christians, perhaps christians celebrating easter but not "easter worshipers" thats just odd.  And its a tweet where space is at a premium, its not like easter worshipers is shorter than christians.

 

Were it people eating chocolate or otherwise "celebrating" easter I would understand that they probably arent christian, but in this case it seems like an odd choice of words.

 

Hand on your heart, tell me if it had been a mosque that was bombed and Trump posted about people worhiping on a friday being killed but avoiding the name of the religion that you wouldnt feel a little odd about it.

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People who trick or treat on Halloween are called Halloween trick or treaters. 

 

I don't feel odd about anything Trump says any more.

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8 minutes ago, fraufruit said:

People who trick or treat on Halloween are called Halloween trick or treaters. 

 

I don't feel odd about anything Trump says any more.

 

They're not Halloweenies? Who knew?

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5 minutes ago, AlexTr said:

 

They're not Halloweenies? Who knew?

 

What about those who celebrate St patricks day then? I've always thought of them as piss ups but may have to rethink that one :blink:

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More shits and giggles from Trump-

 

 

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Tehran is prepared for a U.S. decision to end waivers granted to buyers of Iranian crude, an Iranian oil ministry source said on Monday, as the Revolutionary Guards repeated their threat to close the strategic Strait of Hormuz, Iranian media reported.

The United States will fail to cut Iranian oil exports to zero, the semi-official Tasnim news agency on Monday quoted an unnamed Iranian oil ministry source as saying.

U.S. President Donald Trump has decided not to reissue waivers in May allowing importers to buy Iranian oil without facing U.S. sanctions, the White House said in a statement on Monday.

Separately, the commander of the Revolutionary Guards' navy said Iran would close the Strait if Tehran is barred from using it.

"According to international law, the Strait of Hormuz is a marine passageway and if we are barred from using it, we will shut it down," the semi-official news agency Fars quoted General Alireza Tangsiri as saying on Monday.

"In case of any threat, we will have not even an iota of doubt to protect and defend the Iranian waters," Tangsiri added.

Tasnim quoted the unnamed source as saying: "Whether the waivers continue or not, Iran's oil exports will not be zero under any circumstances unless Iranian authorities decide to stop oil exports ... and this is not relevant now."

"We have been monitoring and analysing all possible scenarios and conditions for the advance of our country's oil exports, and necessary measures have been taken ... Iran is not waiting for America's decision or the lack of it to export its oil," Tasnim quoted the source as saying."We have years of experience in neutralising efforts by enemies to strike blows against our country," the source added.

Iran has threatened to disrupt oil shipments through the Strait of Hormuz, a major oil shipment channel in the Gulf, if the United States tries to strangle Tehran's economy by halting its oil exports.

 

 

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1 hour ago, Janx Spirit said:

Oh dear.

Yeah, if you can't trust a site called magapill.com, who can you trust, amirite?

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