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116526 No. 116526 ID: eb29fa
Old one is autosaging.
https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/national-security/trump-revealed-highly-classified-information-to-russian-foreign-minister-and-ambassador/2017/05/15/530c172a-3960-11e7-9e48-c4f199710b69_story.htm
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>President Trump revealed highly classified information to the Russian foreign minister and ambassador in a White House meeting last week, according to current and former U.S. officials, who said that Trump’s disclosures jeopardized a critical source of intelligence on the Islamic State.

>The information Trump relayed had been provided by a U.S. partner through an intelligence-sharing arrangement considered so sensitive that details have been withheld from allies and tightly restricted even within the U.S. government, officials said.

>The partner had not given the United States permission to share the material with Russia, and officials said that Trump’s decision to do so risks cooperation from an ally that has access to the inner workings of the Islamic State. After Trump’s meeting, senior White House officials took steps to contain the damage, placing calls to the CIA and National Security Agency.

>“This is code-word information,” said a U.S. official familiar with the matter, using terminology that refers to one of the highest classification levels used by American spy agencies. Trump “revealed more information to the Russian ambassador than we have shared with our own allies.”
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>> No. 117023 ID: 3e9aae
The Chinese Swamp Connection.
http://www.businessinsider.com/scaramucci-hna-business-sale-conflict-2017-7
>Scaramucci is selling his $5.6 billion financial firm, SkyBridge Capital, to a number of investors. Chief among them is a Chinese financial firm with strong ties to ruling Communist Party, called the HNA Group. Already, Bloomberg outlined that HNA and its fellow investors seem to be paying multiples more for SkyBridge than a firm like this would normally be valued at. But the sale has also been dragging on for months, and as it has we've seen the questions about HNA, its ownership structure, and its financing rise out of the murky world of big Chinese business.

>Now, this all sounds pretty strange as is. But it gets even stranger when you understand what SkyBridge is, what HNA is, and what's been holding up the sale and Scaramucci's pay day. (Hint: It's the US government.)

>When you understand that, you'll also understand why this sale to the Chinese was the reason why White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus didn't want Scaramucci too close to the president, according to some close to the administration. It's also why Priebus was cut out of the loop during Scaramucci's lightning fast hiring last week.

(Scaramucci is now demanding that Reince be investigated by the FBI because he thinks he's the one who leaked it.)
>> No. 117033 ID: f50974
Reince Priebus out as White House chief of staff, replaced by John F. Kelly, the secretary of homeland security and retired four-star Marine general
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/07/28/us/politics/reince-priebus-white-house-trump.html

Priebus sadly couldn't do the impossible.
>> No. 117035 ID: 6fa4f0
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guess steve bannon won't be the only one sucking his own dick in the white house.
http://pagesix.com/2017/07/28/anthony-scaramuccis-wife-files-for-divorce/
>Anthony Scaramucci, the White House’s potty-mouthed new communications director, has been dumped by his beautiful blond wife because of his “naked political ambition,” multiple sources exclusively tell Page Six.

>Deidre Ball, who worked as a vice president in investor relations for SkyBridge Capital, the firm he founded in 2005 and sold to ascend to the White House, has filed for divorce from “The Mooch” after three years of marriage after getting fed up with his ruthless quest to get close to President Trump, whom she despises.

>One source told Page Six, “Deidre has left him and has filed for divorce. She liked the nice Wall Street life and their home on Long Island, not the insane world of D.C. She is tired of his naked ambition, which is so enormous that it left her at her wits’ end. She has left him even though they have two children together.”
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>>117035

>beautiful

I mean, she's okay... "Beautiful" is seriously pushing it, though.
>> No. 117039 ID: cce514
http://amp.nationalreview.com/article/449988/donald-trump-cant-close-deal-failing-salesman

A few years ago in New York, Al Pacino starred in a revival of David Mamet’s Glengarry Glen Ross, and the casting was poignant: In 1992, a much younger and more vigorous Pacino had played the role of hotshot salesman Ricky Roma in the film adaptation of the play; in the Broadway revival, a 72-year-old Pacino played the broken-down has-been Shelley Levene.

Glengarry Glen Ross is the Macbeth of real estate, full of great, blistering lines and soliloquies so liberally peppered with profanity that the original cast had nicknamed the show “Death of a F***ing Salesman.” But a few of those attending the New York revival left disappointed. For a certain type of young man, the star of Glengarry Glen Ross is a character called Blake, played in the film by Alec Baldwin. We know that his name is “Blake” only from the credits; asked his name by one of the other salesmen, he answers: “What’s my name? F*** you. That’s my name.” In the film, Blake sets things in motion by delivering a motivational speech and announcing a sales competition: “First prize is a Cadillac Eldorado. Second prize? A set of steak knives. Third prize is, you’re fired. Get the picture?” He berates the salesmen in terms both financial — “My watch cost more than your car!” — and sexual. Their problem, in Blake’s telling, isn’t that they’ve had a run of bad luck or bad sales leads — or that the real estate they’re trying to sell is crap — it is that they aren’t real men.

The leads are weak? You’re weak. . . . Your name is “you’re wanting,” and you can’t play the man’s game. You can’t close them? Then tell your wife your troubles, because only one thing counts in this world: Get them to sign on the line which is dotted. Got that, you f***ing f*****s?

A few young men waiting to see the show had been quoting Blake’s speech to one another. For them, and for a number of men who imagine themselves to be hard-hitting competitors (I’ve never met a woman of whom this is true), Blake’s speech is practically a creed. It’s one of those things that some guys memorize. But Blake does not appear in the play, the scene having been written specifically for the film and specifically for Alec Baldwin, a sop to investors who feared that the film would not be profitable and wanted an additional jolt of star power to enliven it.


That’s some fine irony: Blake’s paean to salesmanship was written to satisfy salesmen who did not quite buy David Mamet’s original pitch. The play is if anything darker and more terrifying without Blake, leaving the poor feckless salesmen at the mercy of a faceless malevolence offstage rather than some regular jerk in a BMW. But a few finance bros went home disappointed that they did not get the chance to sing along, as it were, with their favorite hymn.

These guys don’t want to see Alec Baldwin in Glengarry Glen Ross. What they want is to be Blake. They want to swagger, to curse, to insult, and to exercise power over men, exercising power over men being the classical means to the end of exercising power over women, which is of course what this, and nine-tenths of everything else in human affairs, is about. Blake is a specimen of that famous creature, the “alpha male,” and establishing and advertising one’s alpha creds is an obsession for some sexually unhappy contemporary men. There is a whole weird little ecosystem of websites (some of them very amusing) and pickup-artist manuals offering men tips on how to be more alpha, more dominant, more commanding, a literature that performs roughly the same function in the lives of these men that Cosmopolitan sex tips play in the lives of insecure women. Of course this advice ends up producing cartoonish, ridiculous behavior. If you’re wondering where Anthony Scaramucci learned to talk and behave like such a Scaramuccia, ask him how many times he’s seen Glengarry Glen Ross.

What’s notable about the advice offered to young men aspiring to be “alpha males” is that it is consistent with the classic salesmanship advice offered by the real-world versions of Blake in a hundred thousand business-inspiration books (Og Mandino’s The Greatest Salesman in the World is the classic of the genre) and self-help tomes, summarized in an old Alcoholics Anonymous slogan: “Fake it ’til you make it.” For the pick-up artists, the idea is that simply acting in social situations as though one were confident, successful, and naturally masterful is a pretty good substitute for being those things. Never mind the advice of Cicero (esse quam videri, be rather than seem) or Rush — just go around acting like Blake and people will treat you like Blake.

If that sounds preposterous, remind yourself who the president of the United States of America is.

Trump is the political version of a pickup artist, and Republicans — and America — went to bed with him convinced that he was something other than what he is. Trump inherited his fortune but describes himself as though he were a self-made man.

We did not elect Donald Trump; we elected the character he plays on television.

He has had a middling career in real estate and a poor one as a hotelier and casino operator but convinced people he is a titan of industry. He has never managed a large, complex corporate enterprise, but he did play an executive on a reality show. He presents himself as a confident ladies’ man but is so insecure that he invented an imaginary friend to lie to the New York press about his love life and is now married to a woman who is open and blasé about the fact that she married him for his money. He fixates on certain words (“negotiator”) and certain classes of words (mainly adjectives and adverbs, “bigly,” “major,” “world-class,” “top,” and superlatives), but he isn’t much of a negotiator, manager, or leader. He cannot negotiate a health-care deal among members of a party desperate for one, can’t manage his own factionalized and leak-ridden White House, and cannot lead a political movement that aspires to anything greater than the service of his own pathetic vanity.

He wants to be John Wayne, but what he is is “Woody Allen without the humor.” Peggy Noonan, to whom we owe that observation, has his number: He is soft, weak, whimpering, and petulant. He isn’t smart enough to do the job and isn’t man enough to own up to the fact. For all his gold-plated toilets, he is at heart that middling junior salesman watching Glengarry Glen Ross and thinking to himself: “That’s the man I want to be.” How many times do you imagine he has stood in front of a mirror trying to project like Alec Baldwin? Unfortunately for the president, it’s Baldwin who does the good imitation of Trump, not the other way around.

Hence the cartoon tough-guy act. Scaramucci’s star didn’t fade when he gave that batty and profane interview in which he reimagined Steve Bannon as a kind of autoerotic yogi. That’s Scaramucci’s best impersonation of the sort of man the president of these United States, God help us, aspires to be.

But he isn’t that guy. He isn’t Blake. He’s poor sad old Shelley Levene, who cannot close the deal, who spends his nights whining about the unfairness of it all.

So, listen up, Team Trump: “Put that coffee down. Coffee is for closers only.”

Got that?
>> No. 117044 ID: f50974
>>116985
>>117035
And he's out.

Trump Removes Anthony Scaramucci From Communications Director Role
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/07/31/us/politics/anthony-scaramucci-white-house.html

>Mr. Scaramucci’s abrupt removal came just 10 days after the wealthy New York financier was brought on to the West Wing staff, a move that convulsed an already chaotic White House and led to the departures of Sean Spicer, the former press secretary, and Reince Priebus, the president’s first chief of staff.

>In a Twitter message just before 5:30 on Monday morning, just hours before the announcement about Mr. Scaramucci, Mr. Trump insisted that there has been “No WH chaos!”
>> No. 117045 ID: f21f70
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>>117035
Lost his wife and his job.
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/07/31/us/politics/anthony-scaramucci-white-house.html
>“Anthony Scaramucci will be leaving his role as White House Communications Director,” Sarah Huckabee Sanders, the White House press secretary, said in a statement. “Mr. Scaramucci felt it was best to give Chief of Staff John Kelly a clean slate and the ability to build his own team. We wish him all the best.”

>Mr. Scaramucci’s abrupt removal came just 10 days after the wealthy New York financier was brought on to the West Wing staff, a move that convulsed an already chaotic White House and led to the departures of Sean Spicer, the former press secretary, and Reince Priebus, the president’s first chief of staff.

>In a Twitter message just before 5:30 on Monday morning, just hours before the announcement about Mr. Scaramucci, Mr. Trump insisted that there has been “No WH chaos!”
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https://www.wired.com/story/jared-kushner-middle-east
>Prior to Kushner's talk, Katie Patru, the deputy staff director for member services, outreach, and communications, told the assembled interns, "To record today’s session would be such a breach of trust, from my opinion. This town is full of leakers, and everyone knows who they are, and no one trusts them. In this business your reputation is everything. I’ve been on the Hill for 15 years. I’ve sat in countless meetings with members of congress where important decisions were being made. During all those years in all those meetings, I never once leaked to a reporter … If someone in your office has asked you to break our protocol and give you a recording so they can leak it, as a manager, that bothers me at my core."

>WIRED has obtained a recording of Kushner's talk, which lasted for just under an hour in total.
>> No. 117049 ID: 02cde4
Last week Trump had a interview with the WSJ's chief editor. However the WSJ didn't release the full transcript, just a edited version. The full transcript took a while to leak, but it shows that what the WSJ released was heavily edited to hide Trump's deteriorating mental state.

http://www.politico.com/story/2017/08/01/trump-wall-street-journal-interview-full-transcript-241214
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http://www.cnn.com/2017/08/03/politics/trump-new-hampshire-drugs/index.html

Washington (CNN)President Donald Trump, in a conversation with Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto, labeled New Hampshire "a drug-infested den," according to a transcript of Trump's January 27 call that was published by The Washington Post on Thursday.
The comment was quickly decried by Republican and Democratic lawmakers in the Granite State, including the state's Republican governor who endorsed Trump during the 2016 campaign.
During the call, according to the Post, Trump lashed out at Peña Nieto for the quantity of illegal drugs that come into the United States from Mexico.

"We have a massive drug problem where kids are becoming addicted to drugs because the drugs are being sold for less money than candy," Trump said.
He later bragged that he won the Granite State because of the opioid epidemic.
"I won New Hampshire because New Hampshire is a drug-infested den," he said.
Asked by CNN to comment on the transcript, Michael Anton, a spokesman for the National Security Council, said only that he "can't confirm or deny the authenticity of allegedly leaked classified documents."
Trump did, in fact, win the Republican primary in New Hampshire, more than doubling the vote total received by his nearest competitor, Ohio Gov. John Kasich. Trump, however, narrowly lost the state to Democrat Hillary Clinton in the general election.
Trump seized on the opioid epidemic while campaigning in New Hampshire throughout 2015 and 2016, promising the people of the state that he would boost local clinics, help those who are already hooked on opioids and stop the flow of drugs coming into the state.
>> No. 117052 ID: e7e088
>>117049
>>117051
markovtrumpbot.exe

After spending half the time since the election golfing because he thinks the White House is a "dump," Trump is going on vacation this Friday.

Though I don't think it will be too relaxing:

Mueller forms grand jury for Russia probe.
https://www.wsj.com/articles/special-counsel-mueller-impanels-washington-grand-jury-in-russia-probe-1501788287

Grand jury issues subpoenas for Trump Jr. meeting with Russians.
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-russia-idUSKBN1AJ1SW

Mueller following Trump's financial ties to Russia, and the FBI has been reviewing financial records. Trump's legal advisers Carter Page had also been under a FISA warrant since 2014.
http://www.cnn.com/2017/08/03/politics/mueller-investigation-russia-trump-one-year-financial-ties/index.html

Senators move to protect Mueller from being fired.
https://www.washingtonpost.com/powerpost/senators-unveil-two-proposals-to-protect-muellers-russia-probe/2017/08/03/b980d082-787a-11e7-8f39-eeb7d3a2d304_story.html
>> No. 117077 ID: a42fa5
https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/fbi-conducted-predawn-raid-of-former-trump-campaign-chairman-manaforts-home/2017/08/09/5879fa9c-7c45-11e7-9d08-b79f191668ed_story.html
>Federal agents appeared at Paul Manafort’s home without advance warning in the predawn hours of July 26, the day after he met voluntarily with the staff for the Senate Intelligence Committee.

>The search warrant was wide-ranging and FBI agents working with special counsel Robert S. Mueller III departed the home with various records. Jason Maloni, a spokesman for Manafort, confirmed that agents executed a warrant at one of the political consultant’s homes and that Manafort cooperated with the search.

>Manafort has been voluntarily producing documents to congressional committees investigating Russia’s interference in the 2016 presidential election. The search warrant indicates investigators may have argued to a federal judge they had reason to believe Manafort could not be trusted to turn over all records in response to a grand jury subpoena.
>> No. 117078 ID: 960488
>>117077
This should be very, very good indeed.
>> No. 117079 ID: fbfadf
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/opinion/commentary/ct-mike-pence-2020-trump-20170809-story.html

Vice President Mike Pence has been expressing a great deal of outrage about the suggestion that he may be gearing up for a run for president in 2020, or at least creating conditions to preserve a political future untethered from Donald Trump. "My entire team will continue to focus all our efforts to advance the President's agenda and see him re-elected in 2020," Pence recently said. "Any suggestion otherwise is both laughable and absurd."

But as much as Pence may deny it, the evidence is mounting that he is indeed laying the groundwork for rescuing his own political career from the ashes of Trump's. As Politico's Eliana Johnson reports, Pence's recent hire of top campaign hand Nick Ayers as his chief of staff is "less about a secret campaign to challenge Trump in 2020" and more about ensuring that Pence can "preserve his future political options, whatever they may be."

Perhaps the best way to see Pence's latest maneuverings is this: He is trying to have it both ways, by being loyal to Trump while ensuring he retains a separate political operation. Whether Pence is gearing up for a 2020 presidential run or positioning himself for an unspecified political future, the takeaway from a spate of recent reporting is unmistakable: He is simultaneously trying to portray himself as Trump's most steadfast deputy, while ensuring that his own future prospects aren't tarnished by having served him with such unquestioning devotion.

Washington's speculation about Pence's maneuvers — and Pence's adamant denial of any motive rooted in self-preservation — has been percolating for several months now. It started in May, when he formed his own political action committee, an unprecedented move for a vice-president in the first year of his first term. Then, a July story in The New York Times about Pence's cultivation of big donors generated pushback from Pence allies, rejecting any suggestion that the vice president had met a fork in the road at which he would choose a path independent of the president.
>> No. 117081 ID: c5d38f
>>117079
"No Donald! They expect one of us in the wreckage!"

Half of republicans would support suspending the constitution and elections if Trump told them it was a good idea.
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/monkey-cage/wp/2017/08/10/in-a-new-poll-half-of-republicans-say-they-would-support-postponing-the-2020-election-if-trump-proposed-it/
>Nearly half of Republicans (47 percent) believe that Trump won the popular vote, which is similar to this finding. Larger fractions believe that millions of illegal immigrants voted (68 percent) and that voter fraud happens somewhat or very often (73 percent). Again, this is similar to previous polls.

>Moreover, 52 percent said that they would support postponing the 2020 election, and 56 percent said they would do so if both Trump and Republicans in Congress were behind this.
>> No. 117155 ID: 3e9aae
Bannon just got fired.
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/08/18/us/politics/steve-bannon-trump-white-house.html?mcubz=0
>Stephen K. Bannon, the embattled chief strategist who helped President Trump win the 2016 election but clashed for months with other senior West Wing advisers, is leaving his post, a White House spokeswoman announced Friday.

>“White House Chief of Staff John Kelly and Steve Bannon have mutually agreed today would be Steve’s last day,” the White House press secretary, Sarah Huckabee Sanders, said in a statement. “We are grateful for his service and wish him the best.”

>Earlier on Friday, the president had told senior aides that he had decided to remove Mr. Bannon, according to two administration officials briefed on the discussion. But a person close to Mr. Bannon insisted that the parting of ways was his idea, and that he had submitted his resignation to the president on Aug. 7, to be announced at the start of this week. But the move was delayed after the racial unrest in Charlottesville, Va.

>The loss of Mr. Bannon, the right-wing nationalist who helped propel some of Mr. Trump’s campaign promises into policy reality, raises the potential for the president to face criticism from the conservative news media base that supported him over the past year.
>> No. 117160 ID: f30b99
>>117155
Think that the generals fired him? He was against a military intervention in NK.
>> No. 117162 ID: 3e9aae
>>117160
Mattis, McMaster and Kelly all apparently hate him (and most of Trump's other cronies) so I wouldn't be surprised if they've been making a effort to get rid of the more troublesome ones.

And probably more because he directly said that if you get nukes the US can't attack you.
http://www.businessinsider.com/steve-bannon-interview-north-korea-china-2017-8
>"There's no military solution, forget it," Bannon said in an interview with The American Prospect published on Wednesday.

>"Until somebody solves the part of the equation that shows me that ten million people in Seoul don't die in the first 30 minutes from conventional weapons, I don't know what you're talking about, there's no military solution here, they got us," Bannon said.

http://www.cnn.com/2017/08/18/politics/weekly-standard-steve-bannon/index.html
>"The Trump presidency that we fought for, and won, is over," Bannon said in an interview with The Weekly Standard.
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https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/the-fix/wp/2017/08/22/with-bannon-back-in-charge-breitbart-is-crushing-trump-for-his-afghanistan-speech/

Breitbart News, with former White House chief strategist Stephen K. Bannon back in charge, is ripping mad at President Trump after Monday's Afghanistan speech foreshadowed an increase in ground troops.
>> No. 117188 ID: 27fe50
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"You can't quit! you're fired!"
http://www.msn.com/en-au/news/world/sebastian-gorka-a-fiery-nationalist-and-bannon-ally-abruptly-exits-white-house/ar-AAqImU0
>Sebastian Gorka, a controversial White House staffer who served as a fiery spokesman for President Trump on national security matters, abruptly left the administration on Friday as his nationalist faction was being silenced, four people briefed on Gorka’s exit confirmed.

>Gorka, a deputy assistant to the president, is a close ally of former chief strategist Stephen K. Bannon, who departed the White House last week. Together they saw their roles as enabling and promoting the president’s combative populism and revolutionary impulses.

>Although Trump enjoyed watching his cable television appearances, in which he performed like a pit bull and taunted many news anchors for peddling what he and the president deemed “fake news,” Gorka had run afoul of many of his colleagues, including some on the National Security Council who considered him a fringe figure.

>Officials said it was widely known that White House chief of staff, John F. Kelly, who has been restructuring the West Wing to stem infighting and chaos within the staff, was eager for Gorka to depart the administration.

>While Gorka publicly released a resignation letter expressing his displeasure with the changes that he felt left his faction silenced, two White House officials insisted Gorka did not resign but rather was forced out. A third White House official said the “writing was on the wall” that Kelly wanted Gorka to leave.
>> No. 117195 ID: 3e9aae
https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/trumps-business-sought-deal-on-a-trump-tower-in-moscow-while-he-ran-for-president/2017/08/27/d6e95114-8b65-11e7-91d5-ab4e4bb76a3a_story.html
>While Donald Trump was running for president in late 2015 and early 2016, his company was pursuing a plan to develop a massive Trump Tower in Moscow, according to several people familiar with the proposal and new records reviewed by Trump Organization lawyers.

>As part of the discussions, a Russian-born real estate developer urged Trump to come to Moscow to tout the proposal and suggested that he could get President Vladimir Putin to say “great things” about Trump, according to several people who have been briefed on his correspondence.

>The developer, Felix Sater, predicted in a November 2015 email that he and Trump Organization leaders would soon be celebrating — both one of the biggest residential projects in real estate history and Donald Trump’s election as president, according to two of the people with knowledge of the exchange.

>Sater wrote to Trump Organization Executive Vice President Michael Cohen, “something to the effect of, ‘Can you believe two guys from Brooklyn are going to elect a president?’ ” said one person briefed on the email exchange. Sater emigrated from what was then the Soviet Union when he was 6 and grew up in Brooklyn.
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Trump ends restrictions on military surplus for police.
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/08/27/us/politics/trump-military-equipment-police.html?mcubz=0
>The Trump administration plans to reinstate in full a program that provides local police departments with military surplus equipment such as large-caliber weapons and grenade launchers, according to a document obtained by The New York Times.

>Attorney General Jeff Sessions is expected to announce the changes to the program on Monday when he speaks at a Fraternal Order of Police conference in Nashville. It was not immediately clear why Mr. Sessions would announce changes to a Pentagon program, but he has rolled back several Obama-era policing reforms and helped bolster the Trump administration’s support among law enforcement.
>> No. 117197 ID: 9315da
>>117196

yeah, look, it's over.

Trump as anti-establishment guy is dead. He's capitulated. He's going to play ball with the establishment guys as much as possible now.

George Carlin was right. This country is finished, bought and paid for long ago. Look for more foreign wars, more neo-con bullshit and more slow but sure destruction of your freedoms.

Trump and Bernie Sanders were the opposite sides of an attempt to get meaningful change into this country. It failed.
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>>117197
I think you might be reading too much into this. Trump billed himself as the "Law and Order" candidate, lately he pardoned Arpaio and is trying to up arm the police. At a time when you have leftist and anarchist groups on the rise. If you are concerned about "the establishment" I think you would be better off noting the responses of McCain and Ryan lately. Currently the most concerning sign is probably his foreign policy.
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>>117197
>republican voters think a failed real estate salesman from New York who's supported by the FSB is "anti-establishment"

Honestly they deserve everything they get.

More treason news:
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/us-politics/trump-russia-putin-felix-sater-emails-deal-moscow-building-a7917241.html
>In emails seen by the New York Times, Felix Sater - whom the paper describes as a business associate of Mr Trump - wrote to Mr Trump’s attorney Michael Cohen to trumpet building a "Trump Tower" in Moscow, writing: “I will get Putin in on this program and we will get Donald elected."

>“Our boy can become president of the USA and we can engineer it,” Mr Sater wrote. “I will get all of Putin's team to buy in on this”.

Approval rating down to 35%
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/politics/wp/2017/08/28/trump-has-lost-more-than-a-fifth-of-his-support-since-inauguration/

Trump says he pardoned convicted felon Joe Arpaio because he thought it would get him good ratings and distract from the hurricane. Arpaio's lawyers are upset because a pardon does not overturn the conviction.
http://thehill.com/homenews/administration/348327-trump-i-pardoned-arpaio-during-hurricane-because-i-thought-tv-ratings
>> No. 117200 ID: e7ca25
>>117199
>convicted felon
I thought it was misdemeanor contempt.
>> No. 117201 ID: 278cbe
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117201
>Trump is establishment
>Trump is anti-establishment
I wonder if you ppl have any idea what are you talking about, or you just can't agree on most basic terms.

>>117199
>"Trump Tower" in Moscow
>treason
That was supposed to be a tremendous success of America's soft power, how it turned out to be completely opposite? If Putin would build "Putin's Tower" in Washington, would it be a treason on his side?
>> No. 117202 ID: 3e9aae
so. much. winning.
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-finland-trump-boeing-idUSKCN1B91X3
>President Sauli Niinisto on Tuesday denied that Finland was buying new fighter jets from American planemaker Boeing (BA.N), following remarks by U.S. President Donald Trump.

>Finland is looking to replace its ageing fleet of 62 F/A-18 Hornet jets with multirole fighter aircraft in a procurement estimated at 7-10 billion euros by 2025.

>"One of the things that is happening is you're purchasing large amounts of our great F-18 aircraft from Boeing and it's one of the great planes, the great fighter jets," Trump said on Monday at a news conference with his Finnish counterpart in the White House.

>Niinisto, who was standing next to Trump, looked surprised but did not follow up on the comment. He later denied the deal with Boeing on his Twitter account and on Tuesday in Washington.

>"It seems that on the sale side, past decisions and hopes about future decisions have mixed ... The purchase is just starting, and that is very clear here," Niinisto told Finnish reporters.

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-08-27/-no-president-in-the-u-s-leads-53-billion-fund-to-sell-stocks
>A leadership vacuum in the world’s biggest economy has driven the largest private-sector pension fund in Finland to cut the weight of U.S. stocks in its 45 billion-euro ($53 billion) portfolio.

>“It seems as if there is no president in the U.S.,” Risto Murto, chief executive officer of Varma Mutual Pension Insurance Co., said in an interview in Helsinki on Wednesday. “If I look at what is the moral and practical power, there is no longer a traditional president.”
>> No. 117203 ID: 998e42
>>117201
A prince who does not walk amongst his people may as well try to command the four winds.

Also fuck off.

(Play nice.)
>> No. 117204 ID: 278cbe
>>117203
I have no idea wtf you just said, but no, I won't leave. You are too amusing.
>> No. 117205 ID: 4d2c2c
>>117204
>can't even figure out basic metaphors

So much for the Russian educational system!
>> No. 117206 ID: f3c7ec
  >>117201
washington dc has very strict building height limitations, you can't build much of a tower there. although a putin tower of limited height might not be inappropriate
>> No. 117212 ID: 278cbe
>>117206
Jokes on you, Moscow also has height limitations since recent time, so Trump would had to cut his ambitions a bit there anyway.
http://moskvadeluxe.ru/vysotnye-ogranicheniya-v-moskve-398-pp/
>> No. 117214 ID: cdc880
"Be sure to tell Russian President Vladimir Putin 'thank you' for this money he has given me, Donald J. Trump, to fund my political campaign" says Trump in video of him placing two giant bags with $ symbols on them into safe.

https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/amp/manafort-notes-russian-meet-contain-cryptic-reference-donations-n797816
>Paul Manafort's notes from a controversial Trump Tower meeting with Russians during the 2016 presidential campaign included the word "donations," near a reference to the Republican National Committee, two sources briefed on the evidence told NBC News.

>The references, which have not been previously disclosed, elevated the significance of the June 2016 meeting for congressional investigators, who are focused on determining whether it included any discussion of donations from Russian sources to either the Trump campaign or the Republican Party.

>Manafort's notes, typed on a smart phone and described by one briefed source as cryptic, were turned over to the House and Senate intelligence committees and to Special Counsel Robert Mueller. They contained the words "donations," and "RNC" in close proximity, the sources said.

>>117205
Russian higher education is basically nothing but Chinese-quality diploma mills.
>> No. 117228 ID: 3e9aae
Mueller: "hey wanna help me investigate potential tax fraud?"
IRS: "tax fraud?!" *eyes glow*
http://www.thedailybeast.com/exclusive-mueller-enlists-the-irs-for-his-trump-russia-investigation
>Special counsel Bob Mueller has teamed up with the IRS. According to sources familiar with his investigation into alleged Russian election interference, his probe has enlisted the help of agents from the IRS’ Criminal Investigations unit.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/mueller-examining-trumps-draft-letter-firing-fbi-director-comey/2017/09/01/52c6cd8e-8f17-11e7-8df5-c2e5cf46c1e2_story.html

>He was ready to get rid of Comey, Trump told them that Monday morning in May, and had prepared a termination letter that laid out in detail his many frustrations, which had boiled over the previous weekend at his private golf club in Bedminster, N.J.

>The multi-page letter blasted Comey over his investigation of Trump’s Democratic presidential opponent, Hillary Clinton. And, according to a person with direct knowledge of the contents of the letter, it conveyed Trump’s displeasure that Comey would not say publicly what he had told the president three times privately: that the FBI’s probe into Russia’s interference in the 2016 election was not focused on him.

>Trump ended up shelving that letter in favor of a far shorter one, but the draft has taken on new significance in the probe by special counsel Robert S. Mueller III, who is examining it as he determines whether Trump’s firing of Comey was part of an effort to obstruct justice, according to people with knowledge of the investigation.

>The draft, which was first reported by the New York Times, establishes Trump’s thinking prior to the firing and contradicts initial statements from White House officials about why he dismissed his FBI director.

>In the termination letter Trump sent to Comey, the president described his decision as having been prompted by recommendations from Comey’s supervisors — Attorney General Jeff Sessions and Deputy Attorney General Rod J. Rosenstein — a rationale embraced at first in public statements by White House officials, including Vice President Pence.

>But the draft letter, which was prepared with the help of senior policy adviser Stephen Miller and described by people familiar with it as a “rant,” makes clear what the White House eventually acknowledged: that Trump had essentially decided to fire Comey before he solicited recommendations from Sessions and Rosenstein.
>> No. 117229 ID: 9315da
>>117214
>> included the word "donations," near a reference

lol what does that mean?

Here is the work donations near a reference:

There will not give any donations, said Joe Smith.
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>>117199

'treason'
>> No. 117263 ID: 3e9aae
https://www.deathandtaxesmag.com/344353/teresa-jo-burchfield-trump-ethics-lawyer-wife-arrested-sex-car-inmate/
>Teresa Jo Burchfield, the wife of a legal ethics adviser for President Trump, was arrested Tuesday in the back seat of a car where she was having sex with an inmate at the Fauquier County Adult Detention Center, the Fauquier Times reports.

>The sheriff’s office charged Burchfield with willfully delivering unauthorized articles to a confined prisoner, a class 1 misdemeanor. She was released on a $5,000 secured bond.

>“The defendant was caught in the backseat of her vehicle with an inmate,” the arresting deputy wrote in Burchfield’s criminal complaint. “When the inmate exited the vehicle, he handed me a bag of brown pills (capsules), that he claims to be workout pills.” Burchfield’s canoodler also possessed cigarettes, clothes, vitamin supplements and other “unauthorized articles alleged to have been obtained from the female.”
>> No. 117281 ID: 0d65d6
It only took one Russian-elected president.
http://thehill.com/business-a-lobbying/business-a-lobbying/350226-russian-network-rt-must-register-as-foreign-agent-in
>The company that runs the U.S. version of RT, the Russian state-owned outlet originally known as Russia Today, must register with the Justice Department as a foreign agent, signaling that all of their content would be labeled as propaganda from Moscow.

>Media organizations have been exempted from the law, which is wide-ranging in its disclosure requirements and generally applies to political consultants and those working in lobbying or public relations.

>It would be a felony if RT is found to have willfully failed to register as a foreign agent, however.

>The registration would not stop the organization from operating, but requires regularly submitted paperwork that lists its sources of foreign government-tied revenue and the contacts it makes in the United States, and it would require any reporting to be labeled as being influenced or financed by the Russian government.

>In January, RT America was singled out in a report from the U.S. intelligence community about the potential impact that Russia had on the 2016 presidential elections.

>The report from the U.S. intelligence community called the outlet a “state-run propaganda machine” that “has positioned itself as a domestic U.S channel and has deliberately sought to obscure any legal ties to the Russian Government.”

>RT has also contracted with Julian Assange, who runs WikiLeaks and is suspected of leaking internal emails from the Democratic National Committee. The intelligence report said that some employed by RT “actively collaborated with WikiLeaks” during the presidential election.
>> No. 117300 ID: 3e9aae
>OPSEC Boogaloo

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/09/17/us/politics/trump-lawyers-white-house-russia-mcgahn-ty-cobb.html?_r=0&referer=
>The friction escalated in recent days after Mr. Cobb was overheard by a reporter for The New York Times discussing the dispute during a lunchtime conversation at a popular Washington steakhouse. Mr. Cobb was heard talking about a White House lawyer he deemed “a McGahn spy” and saying Mr. McGahn had “a couple documents locked in a safe” that he seemed to suggest he wanted access to. He also mentioned a colleague whom he blamed for “some of these earlier leaks,” and who he said “tried to push Jared out,” meaning Jared Kushner, the president’s son-in-law and senior adviser, who has been a previous source of dispute for the legal team.

>After The Times contacted the White House about the situation, Mr. McGahn privately erupted at Mr. Cobb, according to people informed about the confrontation who asked not to be named describing internal matters. John F. Kelly, the White House chief of staff, sharply reprimanded Mr. Cobb for his indiscretion, the people said.
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>>117300
>hire guy to do damage control on highly sensitive political scandal.
>he looks like this
>> No. 117303 ID: 3e9aae
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117303
*Frolic playing in the background*
>> No. 117309 ID: cdc880
The Trump administration had the Department of Health and Human Services do a study to figure out how much refugees cost the US.

The study, which was finished in July, found that refugees actually generate a net profit of $63 billion dollars in tax revenue. The report has since been suppressed by the government.

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/09/18/us/politics/refugees-revenue-cost-report-trump.html
>> No. 117313 ID: 459681
  Trump apologizes to Turkey after dastardly Americans violently assault the fists and shoes of the Autokrator's security detail with their faces.
http://thehill.com/homenews/administration/351461-erdogan-trump-apologized-to-me-over-turkish-bodyguards-attacking

>Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan said that President Trump called him last week to apologize for the bloody fight between Erdoğan’s security and protestors in D.C in May.

>Erdoğan told "PBS NewsHour" on Tuesday that Trump had “called me about a week ago about this issue.”

>“He said that he was sorry and that he was going to follow up on this issue when we come to the United States within the framework for an official visit,” Erdoğan said.
>> No. 117321 ID: 72a5eb
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"old man yells at sports"

https://sports.yahoo.com/president-trump-backed-nfl-corner-151821496.html
>In the span of about 12 hours, President Donald Trump decided to call the mothers of NFL players who kneel during the pregame national anthem “bitches,” called for a boycott of the NFL because it doesn’t immediately fire said protesters, decried new safety rules that outlaw things such as helmet-to-helmet hits in the league (and presumably college, high school and Pop Warner, as well), and then disinvited the NBA champion Golden State Warriors from visiting the White House because star Stephen Curry said he, himself, is against the team going.

http://www.cnn.com/2017/09/23/politics/nfl-goodell-trump-response/index.html
>NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell slammed Trump in a statement Saturday morning, calling the President "divisive" for remarks he made at a rally in Alabama Friday night, while one of the most famous athletes in the world, LeBron James, called Trump a "bum" for a Saturday morning tweet aimed at the Golden State Warriors' Stephen Curry.
>> No. 117324 ID: 166d45
>>117321
It'd be hilarious if the NFL sued the government for infringing on the first amendment rights of it's players, since the NFL has a (frankly) absurd amount of control over what it's players can and can't say, and can in fact force them to show up and speak when they don't want to. (eg, Marshawn Lynch responding to every media question with "I'm only here so that I don't get fined" because he was only at a media event due to his contract)
>> No. 117336 ID: a06c67
http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2017/09/25/irans-supposed-missile-launch-was-fake-us-officials-say.html

>Iranian state television released video footage Friday claiming to show the launch of a new type of medium-range ballistic missile, a few hours after it was displayed during a military parade in Tehran.

>But it turns out Iran never fired a ballistic missile, sources say.

>The video released by the Iranians was more than seven months old – dating back to a failed launch in late January, which resulted in the missile exploding shortly after liftoff, according to two U.S. officials.

>President Trump had originally responded to the reported launch in a late-Saturday tweet, saying, “Iran just test-fired a Ballistic Missile capable of reaching Israel. They are also working with North Korea. Not much of an agreement we have!”
>> No. 117338 ID: 3e9aae
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>>117336
this just in, iran has released a photo of the mushroom cloud from their first successful nuclear weapons test
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http://thehill.com/business-a-lobbying/business-a-lobbying/352654-kushner-registered-to-vote-in-new-york-as-a-female

>Presidential son-in-law and senior adviser Jared Kushner is registered as a female voter in New York, according to public records.

>Registration records show that when Kushner, who is married to first daughter Ivanka Trump, registered to vote in 2009, he apparently checked a box classifying his gender as a female.

>Democratic opposition research group American Bridge first spotted the error, which Wired then reported first.

>"Kushner can't even fill out the most basic paperwork without screwing it up, so it's a mystery why anyone thinks he's somehow going to bring peace to the Middle East," Brad Bainum, a spokesperson for the group, told Wired about the mistake. "Would anyone but the president's son-in-law still have a West Wing job after repeated disclosure errors and a botched a security clearance form?"

>Kushner, who has a vast portfolio of issues at the White House, has had to amend his federal security clearance forms multiple times to include meetings with foreign contacts.

>He told congressional investigators that the mistakes have been due to a “miscommunication” with his assistant.

>Prior to 2009, his New Jersey voter registration noted his gender as “unknown.”
>> No. 117389 ID: 85023b
http://thehill.com/homenews/administration/353562-bannon-trump-pivot-to-left-on-gun-control-impossible

The president’s former top aide also told the news outlet that it would be “actually worse” for Trump among his base of supporters if he backed gun control legislation than if he backed an amnesty bill for undocumented immigrants.
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