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

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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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"Oh, dear," indeed.

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I wanted to share my experience transitioning from Trump team member to pragmatist about Trump to advocate for his impeachment, because I think many other Republicans are starting a similar transition. Politics is a team sport, and if you actively work within a political party, there is some expectation that you will follow orders and rally behind the leader, even when you disagree. There is a point, though, at which that expectation turns from a mix of loyalty and pragmatism into something more sinister, a blind devotion that serves to enable criminal conduct.

 

The Mueller report was that tipping point for me, and it should be for Republican and independent voters, and for Republicans in Congress. In the face of a Department of Justice policy that prohibited him from indicting a sitting president, Mueller drafted what any reasonable reader would see as a referral to Congress to commence impeachment hearings.

 
 

Depending on how you count, roughly a dozen separate instances of obstruction of justice are contained in the Mueller report. The president dangled pardons in front of witnesses to encourage them to lie to the special counsel, and directly ordered people to lie to throw the special counsel off the scent.

 

This elaborate pattern of obstruction may have successfully impeded the Mueller investigation from uncovering a conspiracy to commit more serious crimes. At a minimum, there’s enough here to get the impeachment process started. In impeachment proceedings, the House serves as a sort of grand jury and the Senate conducts the trial. There is enough in the Mueller report to commence the Constitution’s version of a grand-jury investigation in the form of impeachment proceedings.

 

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4 hours ago, El Jeffo said:

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

 

Good God, did I post a clip from something ridiculous as Magapill? Sillime!

 

Oh double dear:

 

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/04/19/us/politics/steele-dossier-mueller-report.html

 

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/05/16/us/politics/crossfire-hurricane-trump-russia-fbi-mueller-investigation.html

 

New Yawk Times of all rags!!!

 

 

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j2, change the record. You're starting to sound like Hinge and Bracket.

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On 4/23/2019, 8:59:38, AlexTr said:

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.)

 

Let's see what Mueller says in his testimony.   I wonder if one of the Republicans will ask why the SC did not interview Julian Assange or examine the infamous mail server rather than relying on Crowdstrike's assessment.   

 

My advice is that you should seek out some sort of substance abuse or gambling addiction like treatment.    You still haven't broken the cycle of getting all excited about the next bombshell only to find that it does not really amount to much.   

 

So  CNN is working for the Democratic party?   Shocking.   :lol:   CNN still has not figured out their Trump is anti-fragile.   When they fire hostile questions at him, he benefits.   

 

It is like watching a train wreck in slow motion.   

 

Good luck.  

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Just now, balticus said:

It is like watching a train wreck in slow motion. 

I've never read a more succinct summary of your threadshitting.

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U.S. President Donald Trump met with Twitter Inc Chief Executive Jack Dorsey on Tuesday and spent a significant time questioning him about why he had lost some Twitter followers, a person briefed on the matter said.

The meeting, which was organized by the White House last week, came hours after Trump again attacked the social media company over his allegations it is biased against conservatives.

"Great meeting this afternoon at the @WhiteHouse with @Jack from @Twitter. Lots of subjects discussed regarding their platform, and the world of social media in general. Look forward to keeping an open dialogue!" Trump tweeted, posting a photo of Dorsey and others with him in the Oval Office.

Dorsey, who had not previously met with Trump, replied in a tweet: "Thank you for the time. Twitter is here to serve the entire public conversation, and we intend to make it healthier and more civil. Thanks for the discussion about that."

The source, who was briefed on the meeting that included Twitter’s general counsel and public policy chief, said Dorsey explained in response to Trump’s concerns about losing followers that the company was working to remove fraudulent and spam accounts and that many famous people, including Dorsey himself, had lost followers as a result.

Earlier on Tuesday, Trump suggested Twitter was biased against him, without providing evidence. He wrote on Twitter that the company does not "treat me well as a Republican. Very discriminatory."

Trump has been upset about losing followers. Trump lost 204,000, or 0.4 percent, of his 53.4 million followers in July, according to social media data firm Keyhole, when Twitter started its purge of suspicious accounts after it and other social media services were used in misinformation campaigns attempting to influence voters in the 2016 U.S. presidential race and other elections.

In October, Trump wrote that "Twitter has removed many people from my account and, more importantly, they have seemingly done something that makes it much harder to join - they have stifled growth to a point where it is obvious to all. A few weeks ago it was a Rocket Ship, now it is a Blimp! Total Bias?"

Shares in Twitter jumped 13 percent on Tuesday after it reported quarterly revenue above analyst estimates, which executives said was the result of weeding out spam and abusive posts and targeting ads better.

Trump has one of the most-followed accounts on Twitter. But the president and Republicans in Congress have repeatedly criticized the company and its social media competitors for what they have called bias against conservatives, something Twitter denies.

Democratic U.S. Senator Mazie Hirono said earlier this month: "We cannot allow the Republican party to harass tech companies into weakening content moderation policies that already fail to remove hateful, dangerous and misleading content."

Carlos Monje, Twitter’s public policy director, said at a Senate hearing earlier this month the site "does not use political viewpoints, perspectives or party affiliation to make any decisions, whether related to automatically ranking content on our service or how we develop or enforce our rules."

 

 

Trump said "blimp". Shades of London....

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@balticus You just cannot get it done without the gratuitous ad hominem, can you. That in and of itself should tell you that your position is founded on weak (or absence of) facts. 

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1 hour ago, fraufruit said:

Is fullofshiticus at it again?

 

😂😂😂

 

That's a quality insult.   Impressed.

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1 hour ago, AlexTr said:

@balticus You just cannot get it done without the gratuitous ad hominem, can you. That in and of itself should tell you that your position is founded on weak (or absence of) facts. 

 

I seriously think you have problems.  

 

Which part of waiting for the Mueller testimony do you find objectionable?

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