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

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On 5/16/2019, 1:20:18, MikeMelga said:

Wtf? Nobody saw Trump coming!

 

Horrible country? Have you ever been there? Do you have any idea on why people there don´t give a shit about freedom of speech?

 

You really have no clue on what China is...

 

 

Yes, China is a horrible country. It is tyrant regime with a deplorable record of human rights violations. I have already said this.

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So, naturally, Trump lost lost his case for an injunction against Congress receiving his taxes. 

 

That was to be expected by anyone who knows the law.

 

The best part, though, is the assignment of the appeal on the Mazars subpoena went to

 

 

 

Merrick fucking Garland

 

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Don McGahn: White House directs former lawyer not to testify BBC

 

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The White House has directed one of its former legal advisers not to testify to a congressional committee about special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation. 

 

The Democratic-led House Judiciary Committee has issued a legal order for Donald McGahn to appear on Tuesday.

 

A member of the committee said an impeachment inquiry against President Donald Trump would be warranted if Mr McGahn does not testify.

 

Mr McGahn told Mr Mueller that Mr Trump repeatedly tried to thwart his inquiry.

 

Mr Mueller's two-year investigation did not determine that Mr Trump conspired with alleged Russian attempts to sway the 2016 US presidential election, but listed 10 instances of possible obstruction of justice by the president.

 

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Hannity, of course. But you already know that deep down inside.

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10 minutes ago, El Jeffo said:

Hannity, of course. But you already know that deep down inside.

 

Is there such a place?

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2 minutes ago, AlexTr said:

 

Is there such a place?

It's where the alcohol goes.

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49 minutes ago, El Jeffo said:

It's where the alcohol goes.

Better that than pure unadulterated hatred old boy...

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So, it seems that former Trump administrations officials CAN ignore executive privilege claims if they want to do so. I wonder what else he told them.
 

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Former secretary of state Rex Tillerson spoke with the leaders of the House Foreign Affairs committee on Tuesday in a lengthy session that, an aide said, touched on his time working in the Trump administration, the frictions he had with the president’s son-in-law, and efforts to tackle issues like Russian interference in the 2016 election.

 

Tillerson’s appearance, first reported by The Daily Beast, took place as virtually every other Trumpworld luminary has been stonewalling congressional oversight efforts. At the same time the former secretary of state was speaking before lawmakers, former White House counsel Don McGahn was ignoring a subpoena to testify in front of the House Judiciary Committee.

 

Tillerson’s arrival at the Capitol was handled with extreme secrecy. No media advisories or press releases were sent out announcing his appearance. And he took a little-noticed route into the building in order to avoid being seen by members of the media.

 

Tillerson reached out to the committee and expressed a willingness to meet, a committee aide said. In a more than six-hour meeting, he told members and staffers that the Trump administration actively avoided confronting Russia about allegations of interference in the election in an effort to develop a solid relationship with the Kremlin, a committee aide told The Daily Beast.

 

Tillerson also told members and aides that he had tried to establish a formal and disciplined interagency process at the State Department whereby the president could receive informed briefings on sensitive foreign policy matters, the aide said. That effort never manifested, Tillerson told the committee, in part because of the president’s management style, but also because of interference from other aides.

 

Tillerson told the committee that the president’s son-in-law, Jared Kushner, at times impeded his ability to communicate effectively and introduce to President Trump policy proposals developed by State Department experts on major foreign affairs matters across the globe, not just in the Middle East. Kushner, a White House adviser, has publicly focused much of his international efforts on the Middle East and is set to unveil a Middle East peace plan in the coming weeks.

 

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15 minutes ago, AlexTr said:

I wonder what else he told them.

Probably that #Brokeahontas is still a "fucking moron".

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Just now, El Jeffo said:

Probably that #Brokeahontas is still a "fucking moron".

 

 i think we'll find out it was more than that. Tillerson has wanted to cook Kushner's goose for awhile.

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Tell us more, Zero Hedge follower.

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Before alt-bicus tries to disrupt the conversation again, back to business:

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More Democrats seeking impeachment proceedings against Trump

 

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WASHINGTON (AP) — More Democrats are calling — and more loudly — for impeachment proceedings against President Donald Trump after his latest defiance of Congress by blocking his former White House lawyer from testifying.

 

A growing number of rank-and-file House Democrats, incensed by former counsel Don McGahn’s empty chair in the Judiciary Committee hearing room on Tuesday, are confronting House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and pushing her and other leaders to act. Their impatience is running up against the speaker’s preference for a more methodical approach , including already unfolding court battles.

 

Pelosi summoned some of them — still a small fraction of the House Democratic caucus — to a meeting of investigators on Wednesday to assess strategy...

Some Democratic leaders, while backing Pelosi, signaled that a march to impeachment may become inevitable.

 

“We are confronting what might be the largest, broadest cover-up in American history,” Majority Leader Steny Hoyer told reporters. If a House inquiry “leads to other avenues including impeachment,” the Maryland Democrat said, “so be it.”

 

Reps. Joaquin Castro of Texas and Diana DeGette of Colorado added their voices to the impeachment inquiry chorus.

“There is political risk in doing so, but there’s a greater risk to our country in doing nothing,” Castro said on Twitter. “This is a fight for our democracy.”

Tweeted DeGette: “The facts laid out in the Mueller report, coupled with this administration’s ongoing attempts to stonewall Congress, leave us no other choice.”

 

One Republican congressman, Justin Amash of Michigan, has called for impeachment proceedings. He said Tuesday he thinks other GOP lawmakers should join him — but only after reading special counsel Robert Mueller’s report carefully.

 

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Quinnipiac Poll, August 25, 2016:

 

In the battle of the unloved presidential candidates, Democrat Hillary Clinton tops the magical 50 percent mark among American likely voters, leading Republican Donald Trump 51 - 41 percent, according to a Quinnipiac University National poll released today. 

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A total of 44 percent of American likely voters like Clinton "a lot" or "a little," while 47 percent dislike her "a little" or "a lot," and 8 percent hate her. 
A total of 35 percent of voters like Trump "a lot" or "a little," while 53 percent dislike him "a little" or a lot," and 10 percent hate him. 

"We are starting to hear the faint rumblings of a Hillary Clinton landslide as her 10-point lead is further proof that Donald Trump is in a downward spiral as the clock ticks," said Tim Malloy, assistant director of the Quinnipiac University Poll. 

 

:lol:

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@balticus Wonderful non sequitur. You simply could not improve on how out of place your post is. Go on. Try. I dare you.

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