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

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Quinnipiac is not reliable.   Nate Silver is not reliable. 

 

Carry on.

 

You never learn.  

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:rolleyes:

 

Hitchens's razor is an epistemological razor asserting that the burden of proof regarding the truthfulness of a claim lies with the one who makes the claim, and if this burden is not met, the claim is unfounded, and its opponents need not argue further in order to dismiss it.

 

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I find it difficult to believe that you are unaware that Donald Trump won the 2016 US Presidential election.   Thus, Quinnipiac's prediction of a possible landslide only 5-6 weeks prior to the election was horrifically wrong.  

 

Thus, I would not take any position or stake based on the polls coming from Quinnipiac even if you desperately want to believe those polls.   

 

Hope that helps.  

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35 minutes ago, AlexTr said:

@balticus Hitchens' Razor

 

What else ya got, sadsack?

 

Apparently more than empty internet jibberish and outright insults.

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Keep working on your game, boys. It's not quite there yet.

 

Oh, yeah, that's not evidence. So your opinion is still dismissed.

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Just a reminder so that the derailers and non-contributors remember what this thread is all about.

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Gee. His home state. That must really hurt.
 

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The New York state Assembly passed legislation Wednesday to give Congress access to President Donald Trump's state tax returns.

 

Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo is expected to sign the bill, which passed the state Senate earlier this month.

 

The legislation, which passed 84 to 53, would amend New York law to permit the commissioner of the state Department of Taxation and Finance to release the state tax returns of those in federal, state and local elected or higher-level public offices, along with entities those people control or have a large stake in, that are requested by the leaders of congressional tax-writing committees.

 

Existing laws generally prohibit such a release, and those congressional panels — the House Ways and Means Committee, the Senate Finance Committee and the Joint Committee on Taxation — could file a request with the state only after efforts to gain access to federal tax filings through the Treasury Department failed.

 

"Secrecy in government breeds corruption," Thomas Abinanti, a Democratic assemblyman, said as the legislation was being debated, adding that Trump has "intentionally and publicly thwarted the legitimate and necessary oversight of Congress."

 

"Congress must guarantee that no government official is selling government policy for personal gain," he said.

 

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Ain't it a bitch when the people who know the rules tell you that what you want to do is against the rules. Then you have to go all tryin' to hide shit and everything. 

 

Bear in mind, the number one department for leaks and whistleblowing in the US government is Treasury.

 

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A confidential Internal Revenue Service legal memo says tax returns must be given to Congress unless the president takes the rare step of asserting executive privilege, according to a copy of the memo obtained by The Washington Post.

The memo contradicts the Trump administration’s justification for denying lawmakers’ request for President Trump’s tax returns, exposing fissures in the executive branch.

Trump has refused to turn over his tax returns but has not invoked executive privilege. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin has instead denied the returns by arguing there is no legislative purpose for demanding them.

But according to the IRS memo, which has not been previously reported, the disclosure of tax returns to the committee “is mandatory, requiring the Secretary to disclose returns, and return information, requested by the tax-writing Chairs.”

 

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Such leadership, such poise, such grace, such...a pile of excrement.

Trump Walks Out on Pelosi and Schumer After 3 Minutes

 

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President Trump abruptly blew up a scheduled meeting with Democratic congressional leaders on Wednesday, lashing out at Speaker Nancy Pelosi for accusing him of a cover-up and declaring that he could not work with them until they stopped investigating him.

 

He then marched out into the Rose Garden, where reporters had been gathered, and delivered a statement bristling with anger as he demanded that Democrats “get these phony investigations over with.” He said they could not legislate and investigate at the same time. “We’re going to go down one track at a time,” he said.

 

The confrontation came on a day when pressure over a possible impeachment effort raised temperatures on both sides of the aisle. Ms. Pelosi arrived at the White House for a session with the president set to talk about infrastructure shortly after meeting with restive House Democrats on Capitol Hill to talk about impeachment. She emerged from that meeting with Democrats accusing Mr. Trump of a “cover-up.”

 

When she and Senator Chuck Schumer of New York, the Democratic leader, arrived at the White House, Mr. Trump was loaded for bear. He walked into the Cabinet Room and did not shake anyone’s hand or sit in his seat, according to a Democrat informed about the meeting. He said that he wanted to advance legislation on infrastructure, trade and other matters, but that Ms. Pelosi had said something “terrible by accusing him of a cover-up, according to the Democrat.

 

Once again proving what a giant man baby he is.

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13 hours ago, AlexTr said:

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

 

How do you figure? He followed a post about a poll with a post calling poll results into question. 

 

Personally, I hate Trump, but I wouldn’t be surprised if the polls were wrong again. 

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3 minutes ago, A.N.Other said:

 

How do you figure? He followed a post about a poll with a post calling poll results into question. 

 

Personally, I hate Trump, but I wouldn’t be surprised if the polls were wrong again. 

 

What trait do all of the people in my slide have in common that Hillary Clinton does not share? 

 

Obviously, they were/are POTUS, which is obviously the point of the slide.

 

Sometimes I wonder about people.

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It is still simply a response calling the polls, especially concerning Trump into question. Completely relevant and on topic, imho. 

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Well, you are entitled to your opinion.

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1 minute ago, AlexTr said:

Well, you are entitled to your opinion.

 

Really? Gee. Thanks. :wub:

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Maybe I wasn't clear. You are entitled to your opinion and no one can refute how you feel about things because feelings are not up for debate.

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Apparently yesterday's trumptrum was his way of telegraphing that the plan to run out the clock was like a piece of Swiss cheese - lots of holes in it and what's there stinks.

 

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President Donald Trump is feeling the heat. In a surprise Rose Garden speech on Wednesday, Trump railed against congressional investigations and ongoing efforts by Democrats to examine potential misconduct by the president, his family and his associates. "I respect the courts, I respect Congress, but what they've done is abuse," the president told the press, before going on to say he would refuse to work with Congress until the investigations were concluded.

 

Although it's useless to speculate about what motivates this particular chief executive, it seems likely that his outburst was influenced by several recent political setbacks. The first was House Speaker Nancy Pelosi saying Trump engaged in a "cover-up." The second was an important legal decision that has clear implications for numerous legal showdowns expected between the executive branch and the legislative branch.


 

 

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He didn't win on the Deutsche Bank subpoena, either. Are the Trumpies tired of winning yet?

 

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A federal judge in New York rejected President Donald Trump’s request to keep his banks from producing financial records to lawmakers, handing House Democrats a second convincing courtroom win this week in their efforts to delve into the president’s finances.

 
 

U.S. District Judge Edgardo Ramos, ruling from the bench on Wednesday, denied Trump’s request for a preliminary injunction, saying that while the president, his family and his business would suffer irreparable harm from disclosure of the records, they were “unlikely to succeed on the merits” with their argument that the congressional subpoenas are improper.

 
 

The decision comes two days after U.S. District Judge Amit Mehta in Washington ruled that Congress has the authority to demand records from Trump’s accounting firm, Mazars USA LLP.

 
 

The speed and decisiveness of the rulings, by two different judges, signals that Trump may have difficulty blocking Congressional subpoenas -- at least in the lower federal courts. Trump is appealing the Washington ruling and both sides have asked for a quick hearing. Trump is also likely to appeal Wednesday’s decision.


 

 

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“I don’t do coverups,” announced the man who paid hush money to an adult-film star and who is now fighting legal battles to conceal his tax returns and business records. “I’m the most transparent president, probably, in the history of this country,” he also said.


Here.

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Did I mention that TD Bank and Wells Fargo have already given Congress the Trump financial documents that had been subpoenaed?

 

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A key congressional committee has already gained access to President Donald Trump’s dealings with two major financial institutions, two sources familiar with the House probe tell NBC News, as a court ruling Wednesday promised to open the door for even more records to be handed over.

 

Wells Fargo and TD Bank are the two of nine institutions that have so far complied with subpoenas issued by the House Financial Services Committee demanding information about their dealings with the Trump Organization, according to the sources. The disclosures by these two banks haven’t been previously reported. Both TD Bank and Wells Fargo declined to comment for this story.

 

Wells Fargo provided the committee with a few thousand documents and TD Bank handed the committee a handful of documents, according to a source who has seen them. The committee, led by Rep. Maxine Waters, D-Calif., is especially interested in the president’s business relationship with Russia and other foreign entities.

 

 

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