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116526 No. 116526 ID: eb29fa
Old one is autosaging.
>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. 116528 ID: ed6f17
January 12th: Obama warns Israel to be aware that any information they provide to the Trump administration will be compromised and passed to the Russians/Arabs

May 16th: he done did it.
>> No. 116529 ID: b70387
Trump explicitly told James Comey to drop the FBI investigation into Gen. Michael Flynn.
>“I hope you can see your way clear to letting this go, to letting Flynn go,” Mr. Trump told Mr. Comey, according to the memo. “He is a good guy. I hope you can let this go.”
>Mr. Trump told Mr. Comey that Mr. Flynn had done nothing wrong, according to the memo.
>Mr. Comey did not say anything to Mr. Trump about curtailing the investigation, only replying: “I agree he is a good guy.”
>> No. 116530 ID: 132ede
haha go fucking figure.

>Mr. Comey created similar memos — including some that are classified — about every phone call and meeting he had with the president, the two people said. It is unclear whether Mr. Comey told the Justice Department about the conversation or his memos.

good good, let the power of J. Edgar Hoover flow through you.
>> No. 116531 ID: 132ede
>Israeli reporter close to the gov saying:Trump sold our secrets. Expressed contempt to our holy cites.Insults our PM

>Less than a week before US President Donald Trump arrives in Israel, the White House has been forced on to the defensive over reported comments by an American diplomat describing the Western Wall in Jerusalem's Old City -- one of Judaism's holiest sites -- as being in the West Bank.

>The Israeli Prime Minister's office said it was shocked by the comments and said it had asked the United States to explain what was meant by them.

>“The speech is intended to unite the broader Muslim world against common enemies of all civilization and to demonstrate America's commitment to our Muslim partners,” McMaster said.
>> No. 116532 ID: 20c1d8
Story broke out at WaPo(or which John Podesta is now a partner) hours after news broke of Seth Rich's family hiring a detective that revealed he was in contact with wikileaks.

If it is proven Set Rich was the wikileaks informer, then his death in a neighborhood that hasn't had a murder in 50yrs with nothing taken from his body heavily implies that the Dems killed him. Podesta is on record stating he wanted to make an example of the leaker. Hillary's email opsec clusterfuck is memoryhole'd, but now every news station is screaming about big bad trump saying shit in a white house meeting.
>> No. 116533 ID: 132ede
>if the fake news does not exist we must create it!
>“As we’ve seen through the past year of unsubstantiated claims, we see no facts, we have seen no evidence, we have been approached with no emails and only learned about this when contacted by the press,” Rich’s family said in a statement. “We are a family who is committed to facts, not fake evidence that surfaces every few months to fill the void and distract law enforcement and the general public from finding Seth’s murderers.”

>The Rich family, for its part, quickly dismissed Wheeler's supposed revelations and the Fox News report as a bunch of "unsubstantiated" hokum.

>"We see no facts, we have seen no evidence, we have been approached with no emails and only learned about this when contacted by the press," the statement added. "Even if tomorrow an email was found, it is not a high enough bar of evidence to prove any interactions as emails can be altered, and we've seen that those interested in pushing conspiracies will stop at nothing to do so."

>The family's statement added:

>The services of the private investigator who spoke to press was offered to the Rich family and paid for by a third party, and contractually was barred from speaking to press or anyone outside of law enforcement or the family unless explicitly authorized by the family.

>The "third party" mentioned in the statement is financial adviser and Fox News contributor Ed Butowsky, Bauman told NBC News Tuesday.

>However, Butowsky has denied any part in Wheeler's investigation of Rich's death.

>"I'm not involved with any of what you said," he told NBC.

>Butowsky declined to respond when he was asked if he was in contact with the Rich family.

>"This can't possibly go well," he said. "I didn't pay anybody. I didn't hire anybody."
>> No. 116537 ID: d52e21
Trump refuses to read security briefings unless they repeatedly mention him.
>Conversations with some officials who have briefed Trump and others who are aware of how he absorbs information portray a president with a short attention span.

>He likes single-page memos and visual aids like maps, charts, graphs and photos.

>National Security Council officials have strategically included Trump's name in "as many paragraphs as we can because he keeps reading if he's mentioned," according to one source, who relayed conversations he had with NSC officials.
>> No. 116540 ID: d52e21
  Apparently Kushner pushed for Comey to be fired after the FBI started a financial probe into his family's dealings in China.

also lol hacking
>We parked a 17-foot motor boat in a lagoon about 800 feet from the back lawn of The Mar-a-Lago Club in Palm Beach and pointed a 2-foot wireless antenna that resembled a potato gun toward the club. Within a minute, we spotted three weakly encrypted Wi-Fi networks. We could have hacked them in less than five minutes, but we refrained.

>A few days later, we drove through the grounds of the Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster, New Jersey, with the same antenna and aimed it at the clubhouse. We identified two open Wi-Fi networks that anyone could join without a password. We resisted the temptation.

>We have also visited two of President Donald Trump’s other family-run retreats, the Trump International Hotel in Washington, D.C., and a golf club in Sterling, Virginia. Our inspections found weak and open Wi-Fi networks, wireless printers without passwords, servers with outdated and vulnerable software, and unencrypted login pages to back-end databases containing sensitive information.

>The risks posed by the lax security, experts say, go well beyond simple digital snooping. Sophisticated attackers could take advantage of vulnerabilities in the Wi-Fi networks to take over devices like computers or smart phones and use them to record conversations involving anyone on the premises.

>“Those networks all have to be crawling with foreign intruders, not just ProPublica,” said Dave Aitel, chief executive officer of Immunity, Inc., a digital security company, when we told him what we found.
>> No. 116541 ID: d52e21
>“There’s two people I think Putin pays: Rohrabacher and Trump,” McCarthy (R-Calif.) said, according to a recording of the June 15, 2016 exchange, which was listened to and verified by The Washington Post. Rep. Dana Rohrabacher is a Californian Republican known in Congress as a fervent defender of Putin and Russia.

>House Speaker Paul D. Ryan (R-Wis.) immediately interjected, stopping the conversation from further exploring McCarthy’s assertion, and swore the Republicans present to secrecy.
>> No. 116542 ID: 03f1c8
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DOJ appoints former FBI director Robert Muller as special counsel for Russia investigation.
>Mr. Mueller is viewed in both parties as one of the most credible law enforcement officials in the country. He served both Democratic and Republican presidents, from 2001 to 2013, and was asked by President Barack Obama to stay on beyond the normal 10-year term until Mr. Comey was appointed.
>> No. 116544 ID: 03f1c8
Hey so did we all forget about Flynn?
>Michael T. Flynn told President Trump’s transition team weeks before the inauguration that he was under federal investigation for secretly working as a paid lobbyist for Turkey during the campaign, according to two people familiar with the case.

>Despite this warning, which came about a month after the Justice Department notified Mr. Flynn of the inquiry, Mr. Trump made Mr. Flynn his national security adviser. The job gave Mr. Flynn access to the president and nearly every secret held by American intelligence agencies.

And the Turks paid Flynn $500,000 to scrap a military operation against ISIS that the autokrator of the Neo-Ottomanreich didn't like.
>One of the Trump administration’s first decisions about the fight against the Islamic State was made by Michael Flynn weeks before he was fired – and it conformed to the wishes of Turkey, whose interests, unbeknownst to anyone in Washington, he’d been paid more than $500,000 to represent.

>The decision came 10 days before Donald Trump had been sworn in as president, in a conversation with President Barack Obama’s national security adviser, Susan Rice, who had explained the Pentagon’s plan to retake the Islamic State’s de facto capital of Raqqa with Syrian Kurdish forces whom the Pentagon considered the U.S.’s most effective military partners. Obama’s national security team had decided to ask for Trump’s sign-off, since the plan would all but certainly be executed after Trump had become president.

>Flynn didn’t hesitate. According to timelines distributed by members of Congress in the weeks since, Flynn told Rice to hold off, a move that would delay the military operation for months.
>> No. 116546 ID: 678b09
More meetings than previously known between Flynn and the Russians.

Unsurprisingly his Turkish contacts are pro-Russia.

Meanwhile in Israel, Trump refuses to visit Masada because the Israelis won't let him land a helicopter on it, as helicopter landings have previously damaged it. Bush and Clinton just used the cable car.
>> No. 116549 ID: d1e2a6
>President Trump told Russian officials in the Oval Office this month that firing the F.B.I. director, James B. Comey, had relieved “great pressure” on him, according to a document summarizing the meeting.

>“I just fired the head of the F.B.I. He was crazy, a real nut job,” Mr. Trump said, according to the document, which was read to The New York Times by an American official. “I faced great pressure because of Russia. That’s taken off.”

>Mr. Trump added, “I’m not under investigation.”

>The conversation, during a May 10 meeting — the day after he fired Mr. Comey — reinforces the notion that Mr. Trump dismissed him primarily because of the bureau’s investigation into possible collusion between his campaign and Russian operatives. Mr. Trump said as much in one televised interview, but the White House has offered changing justifications for the firing.


>The law enforcement investigation into possible coordination between Russia and the Trump campaign has identified a current White House official as a significant person of interest, showing that the probe is reaching into the highest levels of government, according to people familiar with the matter.

>The senior White House adviser under scrutiny by investigators is someone close to the president, according to these people, who would not further identify the official.

>The revelation comes as the investigation also appears to be entering a more overtly active phase, with investigators shifting from work that has remained largely hidden from the public to conducting interviews and using a grand jury to issue subpoenas. The intensity of the probe is expected to accelerate in the coming weeks, the people said.
>> No. 116552 ID: b70387
>He was crazy, a real nut job,
>I'm not crazy. Everyone else is crazy.

>a current White House official as a significant person of interest
Five bucks says it's Bannon.
>> No. 116553 ID: ba3dd1

didn't he already get muscled out of his position? Or am I remembering it wrong completely?
>> No. 116554 ID: ed6f17
Well now.
>Russian officials bragged in conversations during the presidential campaign that they had cultivated a strong relationship with former Trump adviser retired Gen. Michael Flynn and believed they could use him to influence Donald Trump and his team, sources told CNN.

>The conversations deeply concerned US intelligence officials, some of whom acted on their own to limit how much sensitive information they shared with Flynn, who was tapped to become Trump's national security adviser, current and former governments officials said.

>"This was a five-alarm fire from early on," one former Obama administration official said, "the way the Russians were talking about him." Another former administration official said Flynn was viewed as a potential national security problem.
>> No. 116555 ID: b70387
Bannon's role on the National Security Council was removed last month, but he's still White House Chief Strategist, which has been his main role.
>> No. 116559 ID: 13c0fc
Flynn lied to investigators during security clearance renewal process.

>While seeking a renewal of his security clearance in early 2016, retired Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn falsely told government investigators that he had only been compensated by “U.S. companies” for his overseas travels — just two months after he took an all-expense paid trip to Moscow under a $45,000 contract funded by RT, the Russian government television network, according to excerpts from an internal Pentagon report released Monday by a top House Democrat.

>The still secret report also quoted Flynn as telling investigators that “had not received any benefit from a foreign country” even though RT flew him and his son first class to Moscow and put them up at a five-star hotel for the three-day trip.

>In addition, Flynn told investigators he had had only “insubstantial contact” with foreign nationals. He failed to mention that he had sat next to Russian president Vladimir Putin at an RT dinner during his Moscow trip, according to the excerpts of the report released by Rep. Elijah Cummings, the ranking Democrat on the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee.

>The internal Pentagon “Report of Investigation” and other documents “appear to indicate that General Flynn lied to the investigators who interviewed him in 2016 as part of his security clearance renewal,” Cummings asserted in a letter to committee chairman Rep. Jason Chaffetz.
>> No. 116565 ID: eff0cf
Seth Rich's family is now begging Sean Hannity to stop harassing them.
>The brother of slain Democratic National Committee staffer Seth Rich wrote a letter on Tuesday to the executive producer of Sean Hannity's Fox News show pleading with him to find "decency and kindness" in his heart and stop spreading an unproven conspiracy theory about the unsolved murder.

>"Think about how you would feel losing a son or brother. And while dealing with this, you had baseless accusations of your lost family member being part of a vast conspiracy," Aaron Rich wrote in the letter to "Hannity" executive producer Porter Berry, a copy of which was provided to CNN.

>"As the family, we would hope to be the first people to learn about any such evidence and reasons for Seth's death," he added. "It is a travesty that you would prompt false conspiracy theories and other people's agendas rather than work with the family to learn the truth."

>Rich was shot to death last July in the streets of Washington, DC. The Metropolitan Police Department continues to investigate the murder and police say there is evidence to suggest Rich was the victim of a botched robbery.

>But for months, right-wing media outlets have floated unproven theories that Rich was the person who provided Wikileaks with thousands of internal DNC emails, and suggested his death was retribution for the supposed leak. No real evidence has been provided to support such claims.

>The theory resurfaced with a vengeance last week, in part due to an incorrect Fox News story the outlet has yet to retract. Hannity and other Fox News personalities seized on the story and have pushed the discredited theory.

>Brad Bauman, the Rich family spokesman, told CNN on Monday that Hannity had not reached out to the family. Hannity did, however, reach out over the weekend to invite Kim Dotcom, the Megaupload founder, on to his program.
>> No. 116566 ID: e59f3c

oy vey do these people have no shame? the family is making a big public show of how upset they are so there definitely isn't anything worth investigating. better quit looking into it.
just like when trump gets upset about the fake & gay russian investigation.
a democratic party op murdered in washington dc in 2016 might even be connected to the russian stuff so i guess both side can just agree to drop everything.
>> No. 116569 ID: ba3dd1
I mean I'm sure there's plenty of skeletons in the guy's closet, but does Bannon have any known connections with Russia, either historical or current? I mean other than being editor of a far-right tabloid (and they tend to worship strongmen leaders like Putin), there's nothing really tying him to Russia or Putin - don't see how him of all people stand out in Trump's inner circle of colluding with Russia.
>> No. 116570 ID: ba3dd1
also the dude may or may not be a Leninist ....

>> No. 116571 ID: b70387
>tend to worship strongmen leaders like Putin
That was pretty much the entirety of my reasoning. Well, that and the Kremlin's supposed funding of various far-right organizations in the West.
Could be anyone, but it would be fun to say I got it right on a lark.
>> No. 116574 ID: 4bdc5e
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Factory that trump "saved" will be laying off most of the "saved" workers, replacing them with robots.
>Donald Trump may have convinced Carrier not to move its Indianapolis furnace plant to Mexico. But the company is still shipping about 300 of its jobs to Mexico right before Christmas.

>In a formal notice to the state of Indiana, the company detailed its plans to eliminate 338 jobs at the plant on July 20, four supervisor jobs in October and a final 290 jobs on Dec. 22.

>Trump claimed during a Dec. 1 visit to the plant that Carrier had agreed to keep 1,100 jobs at the plant. But the real number was 800. To get to that 1,100 number, Trump and Carrier were counting 300 engineering and administrative positions that were never expected to be moved to Mexico.

>And Greg Hayes, CEO of Carrier's corporate parent, United Technologies (UTX), has said that automation will ultimately replace some of those 800 jobs that were saved last year.
>> No. 116575 ID: 4bdc5e
Turns out Sessions lied on his SF-86 too!
>Attorney General Jeff Sessions did not disclose meetings he had last year with Russian officials when he applied for his security clearance, the Justice Department told CNN Wednesday.

>Sessions, who met with Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak at least two times last year, didn't note those interactions on the form, which requires him to list "any contact" he or his family had with a "foreign government" or its "representatives" over the past seven years, officials said.

>The new information from the Justice Department is the latest example of Sessions failing to disclose contacts he had with Russian officials. He has come under withering criticism from Democrats following revelations that he did not disclose the same contacts with Kislyak during his Senate confirmation hearings earlier this year.

Also the CBO has released their report on Trump Death Panels.
>A bill to dismantle the Affordable Care Act that narrowly passed the House this month would increase the projected number of people without health insurance by 14 million next year and by 23 million in 2026, the Congressional Budget Office said Wednesday. That 10-year figure is slightly less than originally estimated.

>It would reduce the federal deficit by $119 billion over a decade, less than the $150 billion in savings projected in late March for an earlier version of the bill.

Meanwhile there will be a $874 billion dollar tax cut for the wealthy. le ebbin swamp may-mays
>> No. 116578 ID: b430d1
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It was only a few years ago the same members of congress voted to hold attorney general Eric Holder in contempt and start a criminal investigation over the withholding of documents relating to the killing of federal agent Brian Terry. When (((their guy))) does stuff thats 9000x more suspicious and illegal nobody cares

update on the Brian Terry issue for those of you still following the case: the suspect was arrested a few weeks ago and info about the weapons used in the killing should be forthcoming during the trial.
>> No. 116579 ID: 4d2c2c
Not to mention the what was it, 8? investigations into BENGHAZI!!!! that wasted millions of taxpayer dollars, and now all the supporters of those investigations are saying we should ignore actual tangible evidence of Trump being a traitor.
>> No. 116580 ID: bd9907
Looks like it's Jared Kushner, though.

>Jared Kushner, the president's son-in-law and one of his senior advisers, has come under FBI scrutiny in the Russia investigation, multiple U.S. officials told NBC News.

>Investigators believe Kushner has significant information relevant to their inquiry, officials said. That does not mean they suspect him of a crime or intend to charge him.
>> No. 116581 ID: 73cf28
>le ebbin swamp may mays

Can you translate this for senpai please KTHX <3.
>> No. 116583 ID: 297f59
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Trump supporter and white supremacist murders two bystanders in Portland after being told to stop harassing Muslim women.
>Witnesses told KATU’s Joe Douglass the stabbing suspect was hurling racial insults at two women with dark skin, one of whom was wearing a headdress. Two men who came to the woman’s defense had their throats slashed by the suspect, witnesses said.

>Another witness says she saw two women who appeared to be of Middle Eastern-descent get on the train. At least one of them was wearing a headdress. The suspect was asking them questions when he got belligerent. When another bystander tried to calm him down, the man took out a knife and began stabbing people.

>“He said, ‘Get off the bus, and get out of the country because you don’t pay taxes here,’ [he said he] doesn’t like Muslims, they’re criminals,” Evelin Hernandez said.

>Christian is a known right wing extremist and white supremacist. On April 29, Christian showed up to the right-wing "March for Free Speech" on 82nd Avenue in Montavilla with a baseball bat in an attempt to assault left-wing protesters. The bat was quickly confiscated by Portland police officers. He ranted how he was a nihilist. He'd soon yelled racial slurs ("fuck all you n*****s") and gave the Nazi salute throughout the day. He yelled "Hail Vinland" throughout the day.
>> No. 116584 ID: b430d1
>he's white!
>with brown hair

why the fuck would some mudblood be a white supremacist? that whole story is fake news, gb2cnn
>> No. 116585 ID: 22c903
>white people
>not semites

learn somethin my nigguh
>> No. 116587 ID: 8b43b7
>no true scotsman! white supremacy is a religion of peace!
>> No. 116588 ID: b430d1
>>>116587 explodes killing 19 posters in this ITT thread and injuring several other posters with visible posts on the front page
>> No. 116589 ID: c10b88
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I love how pre-election opchan was flooded with mostly supportive Trump posts all over the front page, but post-election there's now a containment thread, so all the mouthbreathers don't have to be constantly reminded every other post of the shame and embarrassment they must feel over having been fooled into riding a hype train straight into San Franshitshow, electing to be lead by some pathologically lying narcissistic aristocrat realtor, who thinks exercise makes you weak and eats pizza with a fucking knife and fork. Great job, America.
>> No. 116590 ID: bd9907
Yeah. Shit's pretty thoroughly fucked. Maybe we'll get a President Pence out of the deal. Trump seems hell-bent on getting himself impeached.

I can imagine all the low information voters reacting like it's a coup carried out by the political establishment and somehow not an entirely self-inflicted wound. And it would be hilarious.
>> No. 116591 ID: b17535
One of his victims was a Army veteran. And last week another trumpfan murdered a black Army officer because they guy refused to "get out of his way" at a bus stop.

making america great again by murdering the people defending it.

Don't forget about the early onset dementia. He got "confused" and wandered off during a press event with Netanyahu.

I mean hell, Reagan didn't start losing it until his second term, but we're only like 130 days into this dumpster fire.

If Trump goes that likely means Pence and Ryan will get caught in the fireball too, probably also Tillerson and Mnuchin too since Tillerson is in with the Russians and Mnuchin is a Trump crony, meaning it's either President Hatch or President Mattis.

But what is more likely is Kushner/Ivanka end up running the show like Nancy Reagan did, except instead of a loving wife trying to help her husband maintain it's the Trustfund Son In Law and "I was sad about Syria so daddy launched missiles for me!"
>> No. 116593 ID: bd9907
What have Pence and Ryan done that could cause them problems? Especially Ryan; how would ha even be involved?
>> No. 116594 ID: aadd02
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Hell, if Ford could hold on through fucking Watergate.
>> No. 116595 ID: 5c87e8
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they're both gay faggots and nobody wants them to be president, hatch/mattis would be better, but nobody without a security clearance really knows anything yet, thats why every little leak is such a big deal and people are so willing to jump to conclusions. i still think that pissgate is real and i want to see putins video.
my version of reality is as valid as anyone else's until proven otherwise.
i also want to see obama's video of putin fapping to trump getting pissed on and the NSA's video of trumps reaction when they showed him the obama reaction vid.
tbh the future is generally fairly unpredictable.

the nixon administration made an effort to keep ford uninformed of all the illegal activity they had been undertaking. he was only appointed as VP from December 6, 1973 – August 9, 1974. by the time ford joined the white house most of the cover had been blown and nixon was in the process of trying to prevent anyone getting their hands on his no-longer secret tapes which everyone already knew had smoking gun evidence on it. if you were around at the time, you'd remember that "smoking gun" was this massive buzzword. it was widely known that nixon was guilty and his administration was rotten to the core, but it was also generally considered that nixon couldn't be impeached without undeniable evidence. it was on the tapes that he implicated himself, without them he'd have been able to play the whole break-in off as something he was unaware of as reagan did a decade later with iran-contra. in fact the watergate precedent was how reagan knew that his "i didn't know about it" defense would be rock solid.

pic is xi jinxing face when video of trump fapping to his own kompromat
>> No. 116602 ID: bd55c8

>Fired FBI director James Comey plans to testify publicly in the Senate as early as next week to confirm bombshell accusations that President Donald Trump pressured him to end his investigation into a top Trump aide's ties to Russia, a source close to the issue said Wednesday.

>Final details are still being worked out and no official date for his testimony has been set. Comey is expected to appear before the Senate Intelligence Committee, which is investigating possible connections between the Trump campaign and Russia during last year's presidential election.

>Comey has spoken privately with Special Counsel Robert Mueller III to work out the parameters for his testimony to ensure there are no legal entanglements as a result of his public account, a source said. Comey will likely sit down with Mueller, a longtime colleague at the Justice Department, for a formal interview only after his public testimony.

>When he testifies, Comey is unlikely to be willing to discuss in any detail the FBI's investigation into the charges of possible collusion between Russia and the Trump campaign -- the centerpiece of the probe, this source said. But he appears eager to discuss his tense interactions with Trump before his firing, which have now spurred allegations that the president may have tried to obstruct the investigation. If it happens, Comey's public testimony promises to be a dramatic chapter in the months-long controversy, and it will likely bring even more intense scrutiny to an investigation that Trump has repeatedly denounced as a "witch hunt."
>> No. 116605 ID: 749934
Says that anybody who has a problem with it is a Russophobic Racist and that the hackers were motivated because America keeps "hurting the feelings of the Russian People" (50 years of culture please respect.)
>President Vladimir V. Putin of Russia said on Thursday that “patriotically minded” private Russian hackers could have been involved in cyberattacks last year that meddled in the United States presidential election.

>While Mr. Putin continued to deny any state role, his comments to reporters in St. Petersburg were a departure from the Kremlin’s previous position: that Russia had played no role whatsoever in the hacking of the Democratic National Committee and that, after President’s Trump’s victory, the country had become the victim of anti-Russia hysteria among crestfallen Democrats.

>Raising the possibility of attacks by what he portrayed as free-spirited Russian patriots, Mr. Putin said that hackers “are like artists” who choose their targets depending how they feel “when they wake up in the morning.”

>“If they are patriotically minded, they start making their contributions — which are right, from their point of view — to the fight against those who say bad things about Russia,” he added.
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>Putin admits Russian involvement in election hacking
Guess what, Puitn just nonchalantly trolled the "election hack" meme again by admitting that it is possible for private person to decide on his own how to act and what choice to make. Because, frankly, no media outlet have ever considered the possibility that some people may be dissatisfied with them genuinely, and not supported by someone's external influence. This is the deepness of delusion you are putting yourself into.
>> No. 116607 ID: 02cde4
>the GRU is private individuals also this means trump isn't a traitor and russia is the best
>> No. 116620 ID: cce514
Oh look, more treason.
>Unknown to the public at the time, top Trump administration officials, almost as soon as they took office, tasked State Department staffers with developing proposals for the lifting of economic sanctions, the return of diplomatic compounds and other steps to relieve tensions with Moscow.

>These efforts to relax or remove punitive measures imposed by President Obama in retaliation for Russia’s intervention in Ukraine and meddling in the 2016 election alarmed some State Department officials, who immediately began lobbying congressional leaders to quickly pass legislation to block the move, the sources said.

>“There was serious consideration by the White House to unilaterally rescind the sanctions,” said Dan Fried, a veteran State Department official who served as chief U.S. coordinator for sanctions policy until he retired in late February. He said in the first few weeks of the administration, he received several “panicky” calls from U.S. government officials who told him they had been directed to develop a sanctions-lifting package and imploring him, “Please, my God, can’t you stop this?”

>Fried said he grew so concerned that he contacted Capitol Hill allies — including Sen. Ben Cardin, D-Md., the ranking minority member on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee — to urge them to move quickly to pass legislation that would “codify” the sanctions in place, making it difficult for President Trump to remove them.
>> No. 116632 ID: 7e33e7
It's been quiet outside of the president being a retard, but Comey will be testifying at 1000 on Thursday.
>> No. 116633 ID: 7e33e7
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A TS/SI NSA report on Russian attacks against voting machines has been leaked.

Charges have already been filed against a Georgia contractor for leaking it. Sure is a lot of smoke coming from this fake fire.
>> No. 116634 ID: 334c17
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>Main intelligence directorate
>to be exact, "Main Intelligence Agency of the General Staff of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation"
GRU is a military intelligence. You want to look for something like "Foreign Intelligence Service of the Russian Federation", which is actually a shadow of KGB and an entirely different organization.
>> No. 116636 ID: d4c8ee
>> No. 116637 ID: a42fa5
>It gets to the point where Donald Trump’s son, who was so young at that time, he was a super G-Unit fan. Like, beyond a fan. Trump Jr. was so fucked to the point where he talked to Donald Trump about 50 all the time.

>When I was got hired to do Shade 45, they gave me Saturdays. That’s the only place you could find me or hear me or catch me. So Trump Jr. was addicted to the show. He used to tell Donald Trump so much about the show, where Donald Trump was like, “Yo, alright!” He was on The Apprentice at that time. And he was like, “I’m gonna go up there!”

>Donald Trump came, not only because he was a fan of 50, but he wanted to look cool in front of his son. Like, “Yo, I can go on that show and be cool and hang out.”

>So I was doing “Drug Dealer Weekend.” Like, I had ecstasy dealers, I had like, all kinds of dumb shit. But they didn’t say their real names. They came up here—it was like a tutorial to tell you: “Yo, these are the drugs we sell, and this is what can happen if you do it. We don’t know what’s in ecstasy. Don’t do it. Weed can be addictive. Yeah, it’s cool with Snoop, but—don’t do it.” Everything ended with “Don’t do it!”

>But my boy was downstairs, like, “Yo, there’s a Donald Trump downstairs for you.”

>I was like, “What? What are you talking about?” So I’m doing my show live. I’m like, “What the fuck are you talkin’ about?”

>“Yeah, Donald Trump is downstairs. He’s with some guy who say he know you and he just came up here.”

>I’m like, “Well… I’m doing, like, a Drug Dealer Weekend.” [Laughs] So I’m like, “Yo, fuck that.” This is the only time I could have him, and I couldn’t tell the drug dealers to leave. So I had security bring him up, and Donald Trump comes in.

>You could tell this is the scenario of a white guy uncomfortable with niggas everywhere. And this white guy, who is super-rich, is not leaving. Because it’s uncomfortable for him to leave. He’s like, “You know what? I’m gonna knock this out. Fuck it.”

>But he doesn’t know that this is Drug Dealer Weekend. This is like, Tony Yayo is up there, this drug dealer from Connecticut, and Donald Trump and this other weed dealer. We’re all partying for like an hour. I never told Trump that it was Drug Dealer Weekend. He hung out and 50 Cent called in to keep him comfortable.

Also Trump skimmed money off of a children's cancer fund.
>Dan Alexander reveals that the Eric Trump Foundation redirected money raised through its annual charity golf tournament back into Trump’s own businesses.

>Even though Eric Trump had originally set up the golf tournament so that all money raised would go directly to the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in Memphis, Tennessee, sources tell Forbes that the elder Trump grew furious that his younger son let his foundation’s charity use the Trump National Golf Course for free.
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>“I’ve never seen hatred like this. To me, they’re not even people. It’s so, so sad. Morality’s just gone, morals have flown out the window and we deserve so much better than this as a country."
-Eric Trump
>> No. 116640 ID: bd9907
Comey Told Sessions: Don’t Leave Me Alone With Trump

>The day after President Trump asked James B. Comey, the F.B.I. director, to end an investigation into his former national security adviser, Mr. Comey confronted Attorney General Jeff Sessions and said he did not want to be left alone again with the president, according to current and former law enforcement officials.

>Mr. Comey believed Mr. Sessions should protect the F.B.I. from White House influence, the officials said, and pulled him aside after a meeting in February to tell him that private interactions between the F.B.I. director and the president were inappropriate. But Mr. Sessions could not guarantee that the president would not try to talk to Mr. Comey alone again, the officials said.

>Mr. Comey did not reveal, however, what had so unnerved him about his Oval Office meeting with the president: Mr. Trump’s request that the F.B.I. director end the investigation into the former national security adviser, Michael T. Flynn, who had just been fired. By the time Mr. Trump fired Mr. Comey last month, Mr. Comey had disclosed the meeting to a few of his closest advisers but nobody at the Justice Department, according to the officials, who did not want to be identified discussing Mr. Comey’s interactions with Mr. Trump and Mr. Sessions.

Maybe not the best move on Comey's part not to tell Sessions what Trump did. This is, however, another way that firing Comey has blown up in Trump's face. Would the public have found out about Trump's attempt to manipulate Comey, had he not been fired?
>> No. 116643 ID: 643d43
Probably not. The Ashcroft story didn't come out until years later during a hearing about the Attorney General getting in trouble.

Also Trump has announced his choice for FBI director, Christopher Wray, who's law firm has, wait for it, wait for it, wait for it: legally represented Rosneft since last 2013.
>> No. 116649 ID: bd9907
>"The president is pleased that Mr. Comey has finally publicly confirmed his private reports that the president was not under investigation in any Russian probe," attorney Mark Kasowitz said in a statement. "The president feels completely and totally vindicated. He is eager to continue to move forward with his agenda."

>See, guys? I wasn't being investigated by the FBI.
>And now that I've potentially obstructed justice, maybe Congress can also not investigate me.
>How about that whole agenda thing, huh?
>> No. 116655 ID: bd9907
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Comey Says He Was Fired Because of Russia Investigation

>Former FBI Director James Comey asserted Thursday that President Donald Trump fired him to interfere with his investigation of Russia's role in the 2016 election and its ties to the Trump campaign.

>"It's my judgment that I was fired because of the Russia investigation," Comey told the Senate intelligence committee in explosive testimony that threatened to undermine Trump's presidency.
>Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin of West Virginia asked Comey the key question: "Do you believe this rises to obstruction of justice?"

>"I don't know. That's Bob Mueller's job to sort that out," Comey responded, referring to the newly appointed special counsel who has taken over the Justice Department's Russia investigation.

>In a startling disclosure, Comey revealed that after his firing he actually tried to spur the special counsel's appointment by giving one of his memos about Trump to a friend of his to release to the press.

>"My judgment was I need to get that out into the public square," Comey said.
>The president has not yet publicly denied the specifics of Comey's accounts but has broadly challenged his credibility, tweeting last month Comey "better hope there are no 'tapes'" of the conversations.

>"Lordy, I hope there are tapes," Comey remarked at one point Thursday, suggesting such evidence would back up his account over any claims from the president.

>Democratic Sen. Dianne Feinstein of California asked the question that many Republicans have raised in the weeks since Comey's firing as one media leak followed another revealing Comey's claims about Trump's inappropriate interactions with him.

>Discussing the Oval Office meeting where Comey says Trump asked him to back off Flynn, Feinstein asked: "Why didn't you stop and say, 'Mr. President, this is wrong,'?"

>"That's a great question," Comey said. "Maybe if I were stronger I would have. I was so stunned by the conversation I just took it in."

But Trump isn't personally being investigated by the FBI, so I guess everything's fine.
>> No. 116658 ID: 55d2d4
>A defiant President Donald Trump said Friday he was willing to testify under oath about his conversations with fired FBI Director James Comey.

>"One hundred percent," Trump said when asked about his willingness to deliver sworn testimony.

>He adamantly denied Comey's claims that he asked him to end the FBI's investigation into national security adviser Michael Flynn.

>"I didn't say that," Trump said.

>And he denied that he asked Comey for his loyalty, though he added: "There would be nothing wrong if I did say it."

>Trump also twice declined to confirm the existence of White House recordings of the conversations.

>"I'll tell you about that sometime in the very near future," Trump said.

>Asked again, Trump said: "I'm not hinting anything. I will tell you over a very short period of time."

>He also offered a blunt assessment Friday of Comey's testimony before the Senate intelligence panel.
>"No collusion, no obstruction, he's a leaker," Trump said during a Rose Garden news conference.
>> No. 116661 ID: bd9907
And this is what Comey was getting at, where it's just his word against the President's. Honestly, I'd have been wearing a wire in his position.
>> No. 116673 ID: bd9907
Trump is being sued for violating the Constitution's foreign and domestic emoluments clauses by the Attorneys General of Maryland and Washington DC.


>The lawsuit, which The Washington Post first reported Sunday night, alleges "unprecedented constitutional violations" by Trump. The suit says Trump's continued ownership of a global business empire has rendered the president "deeply enmeshed with a legion of foreign and domestic government actors" and has undermined the integrity of the U.S. political system.

>"Fundamental to a President's fidelity to [faithfully execute his oath of office] is the Constitution's demand that the President ... disentangle his private finances from those of domestic and foreign powers," the lawsuit says. "Never before has a President acted with such disregard for this constitutional prescription."
>In the Trump administration's most detailed response yet, the Justice Department filed a 70-page legal brief Friday arguing the CREW lawsuit should be dismissed. The administration said Trump's businesses are legally permitted to accept payments from foreign governments while he is in office. The filing held up the lack of past complaints — going all the way back to farm produce sold abroad by George Washington — to assert that market-rate payments for Trump's real estate, hotel and golf companies do not constitute emoluments as defined by the Constitution.

>Racine and Frosh, however, argue that violations by Trump are on scale never seen before and that D.C. and Maryland are being adversely affected by the Trump hotel near the White House.

>After the Trump hotel hired staff and began holding events to cater to foreign diplomats, the Kuwaiti Embassy held an event at the hotel, switching its initial booking from the Four Seasons. Saudi Arabia, which Trump visited on his first trip abroad as president, has also booked rooms at the hotel through an intermediary on more than one occasion since Trump's inauguration. Turkey held a state-sponsored event there last month. And in April, the ambassador of Georgia stayed at the hotel and tweeted his compliments. Trump has appeared at the hotel and greeted guests repeatedly since becoming president.
>The suit seeks an injunction to force Trump to stop violating the Constitution but leaves it up to the court to decide how that should be accomplished.

Add this to the list of legal precedents Trump is going to be setting.
>> No. 116674 ID: 004f1f
>Last month’s appointment of Robert S. Mueller III as a special counsel to investigate possible collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia enraged President Trump. Yet, at least initially, he holstered his Twitter finger and publicly said nothing.

>But behind the scenes, the president soon began entertaining the idea of firing Mr. Mueller even as his staff tried to discourage him from something they believed would turn a bad situation into a catastrophe, according to several people with direct knowledge of Mr. Trump’s interactions.

>For now, the staff has prevailed. “While the president has every right to” fire Mr. Mueller, “he has no intention to do so,” the White House spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders told reporters late Tuesday after a day of speculation over Mr. Mueller’s fate.

>Mr. Trump, angered by reports in Breitbart News and other conservative news media that Mr. Mueller was close to James B. Comey, the F.B.I. director he had fired, repeatedly brought up the political and legal implications of firing someone he viewed as incapable of an impartial investigation.

>In recent days, the president has told his staff, his visitors, and his outside advisers that he was increasingly convinced Mr. Mueller, like Mr. Comey, his successor as director of the F.B.I., was part of a “witch hunt” by partisans who wanted to see him weakened or forced from office. But Mr. Trump has made no decision to act against Mr. Mueller and insists he knows the risks of doing so — but people close to the president say Mr. Trump is so volatile they cannot be sure that he won’t change his mind if he finds out anything to lead him to believe the investigation has been compromised.

>Whether Mr. Trump can tolerate a free-ranging investigation, directed by Mr. Mueller, that could raise questions about the legitimacy of his Electoral College victory, the topic that most sparks his rage, will be a critical test for a president who has continued on Twitter and elsewhere to flout the advice of his staff, friends and legal team.

>For Mr. Trump, the line between whim and will is always thin. It is often erased in moments of anger, when simmering grievance boils over into rash action, exemplified by the firing of Mr. Comey after a weekend of brooding at his resort in Bedminster, N.J.

>When asked by the pool of reporters covering a midday meeting with Republican lawmakers at the White House whether he supported Mr. Mueller, Mr. Trump gave no answer, even though he often uses such interactions to make headlines or shoot down stories he believes to be fake.

>That may have been by design, according to a person who spoke to Mr. Trump on Tuesday. The president was pleased by the ambiguity of his position on Mr. Mueller, and thinks the possibility of being fired will focus the veteran prosecutor on delivering what the president desires most: a blanket public exoneration.

>Attorney General Jeff Sessions also declined to offer his support for Mr. Mueller during testimony before the Senate Intelligence Committee.

>But at a separate hearing, Rod J. Rosenstein, the deputy attorney general who appointed Mr. Mueller and continues to oversee the investigation, promised lawmakers he would not permit Mr. Mueller to be dismissed without legitimate reason.

>“As long as I’m in this position, he’s not going to be fired without good cause,” Mr. Rosenstein said. “I’m not going to follow any orders unless I believe those are lawful and appropriate orders,” he said, emphasizing that the attorney general “actually does not know what we’re investigating.”

>He added, “Director Mueller is going to have the full independence he needs to conduct that investigation appropriately.”
>> No. 116689 ID: 343476
Happy Birthday Donny: You're now officially under investigation.

>The special counsel overseeing the investigation into Russia’s role in the 2016 election is interviewing senior intelligence officials as part of a widening probe that now includes an examination of whether President Trump attempted to obstruct justice, officials said.

>The move by special counsel Robert S. Mueller III to investigate Trump’s conduct marks a major turning point in the nearly year-old FBI investigation, which until recently focused on Russian meddling during the presidential campaign and on whether there was any coordination between the Trump campaign and the Kremlin. Investigators have also been looking for any evidence of possible financial crimes among Trump associates, officials said.

>Trump had received private assurances from then-FBI Director James B. Comey starting in January that he was not personally under investigation. Officials say that changed shortly after Comey’s firing.

>Five people briefed on the requests, speaking on the condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to discuss the matter publicly, said Daniel Coats, the current director of national intelligence, Mike Rogers, head of the National Security Agency, and Rogers’s recently departed deputy, Richard Ledgett, agreed to be interviewed by Mueller’s investigators as early as this week. The investigation has been cloaked in secrecy, and it is unclear how many others have been questioned by the FBI.

>The NSA said in statement that it will “fully cooperate with the special counsel” and declined to comment further. The office of the director of national intelligence and Ledgett declined to comment.
>> No. 116701 ID: b47d83
Trump confirms he is being investigated for obstruction of justice.

>Trump, for months, has bristled almost daily about the ongoing probes. He has sometimes, without prompting, injected. “I’m not under investigation” into conversations with associates and allies. He has watched hours of TV coverage every day — sometimes even storing morning news shows on his TiVo to watch in the evening — and complained nonstop.

>“You may be the first president in history to go down because you can’t stop inappropriately talking about an investigation that, if you just were quiet, would clear you,” Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) said last weekend.

Trump appoints wedding planner for his son's wedding to federal housing program.
>Now President Trump has appointed longtime loyalist Lynne Patton — who has zero housing experience and claims a law degree the school says she never earned — to run the office that oversees federal housing programs in New York.

>Patton was appointed Wednesday to head up the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s Region II, which includes New York and New Jersey, where she’ll oversee distribution of billions of taxpayer dollars.

Also, Trump's lawyer has hired a lawyer.
>> No. 116787 ID: d4c8ee
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Much like the Jews who voted for Hitler, the Trumpanzees receive their just reward.
>The Senate health care bill would cut hundreds of billions of dollars from Medicaid, a program that Donald Trump once promised not to touch.

>The Better Care Reconciliation Act unveiled on Tuesday would phase out extra money provided to states to expand Medicaid and restructure the program in ways that would reduce spending on it over the long term.

>In May of 2015, one month before he launched his campaign for president, Trump told the conservative Daily Signal that he would not touch the Social Security, Medicare or Medicaid programs.

>“I’m not going to cut Social Security like every other Republican and I’m not going to cut Medicare or Medicaid,” Trump said. “Every other Republican is going to cut, and even if they wouldn’t, they don’t know what to do because they don’t know where the money is. I do.”

>This is not the first time Trump's campaign promise has looked like it's at risk. In May, the Trump Administration proposed a federal budget that incorporated cuts to Medicaid that were included in the House version of the health care bill. The Trump budget also called for an additional $600 billion reduction in the Medicaid budget over the next ten years.

>Both the House and Senate versions of the bill would dramatically change Medicaid. The House bill would institute a per capita cap on how much the federal government spends on each recipient and allow states to receive a block grant instead. The Senate bill would also tie the annual growth rate to standard inflation, instead of medical inflation, causing a reduction in funds over time.

>"This is a bill that would end Medicaid as we know it, rolling back Medicaid expansion, cutting federal support for the program even more than the House bill,” Senator Chuck Schumer said on Thursday.
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I thought with the president's current attitude towards muslims that at least, at the very least, we would finally have an administration that doesn't suck Saudi Arabia's oil soaked cock. Nope. Trump is gargling His Majesty's magic orbs while his tiny, tiny hands work the shaft.

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The man is easily controlled, just stroke his ego and let him feel like he's the big man and winner he thinks he is.

>Obama refused to touch the orb! Insulted our allies and the orb! Terrific orb!
>> No. 116797 ID: bd9907
Trump travel ban partly reinstated; fall court arguments set

>The Supreme Court is allowing the Trump administration to go forward with a limited version of its ban on travel from six mostly Muslim countries, a victory for President Donald Trump in the biggest legal controversy of his young presidency.
>The justices will hear full arguments in October in the case that has stirred heated emotions across the nation. In the meantime, the court said Monday that Trump's ban on visitors from Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen can be enforced if those visitors lack a "credible claim of a bona fide relationship with a person or entity in the United States."
>A 120-day ban on refugees also is being allowed to take effect on a limited basis.
>> No. 116814 ID: 678b09
Despite being on the cover of Time multiple times, apparently it wasn't enough.
>The framed copy of Time magazine was hung up in at least five of President Trump’s clubs, from South Florida to Scotland. Filling the entire cover was a photo of Donald Trump.

>“Donald Trump: The ‘Apprentice’ is a television smash!” the big headline said. Above the Time nameplate, there was another headline in all caps: “TRUMP IS HITTING ON ALL FRONTS . . . EVEN TV!”

>This cover — dated March 1, 2009 — looks like an impressive memento from Trump’s pre-presidential career. To club members eating lunch, or golfers waiting for a pro-shop purchase, it seemed to be a signal that Trump had always been a man who mattered. Even when he was just a reality TV star, Trump was the kind of star who got a cover story in Time.

>But that wasn’t true.

>The Time cover is a fake.

>There was no March 1, 2009, issue of Time magazine. And there was no issue at all in 2009 that had Trump on the cover.

With the predictable pissbaby tantrum:
>With a tweet Wednesday morning, President Trump re-opened a controversy over online sales taxes that recently has been dormant but divides Republicans.

>While accusing the Washington Post of "FAKE NEWS," Trump complained that Amazon — run by Washington Post owner Jeff Bezos — should pay "internet taxes."

>Trump's specific meaning was not clear.
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The tweets never end.

Donald Trump Claims MSNBC Anchor Mika Brzezinski 'Bleeding Badly from Face-Lift'

Mika & Joe: Trump Offered to Kill Tabloid Story About Us ... If We Kissed His Ring

For God's sake.
>> No. 116828 ID: dbc823
The Trump administration is defunding the Election Assistance Commission, which is the office that helps states set up election cybersecurity and so on.

They have also demanded that US States send the GOP sensitive voter information to an insecure email address.

Meanwhile, Buzzfeed has subpoenaed the US Government for information on the Steele Dossier, as well as testimony from Comey, Clapper and Brennan, this is possible because they are being sued by the Russians for "libel" because they reported on the piss tape and thus have discovery powers in the court case.
>> No. 116829 ID: d4c8ee
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Low Energy Donny had to leave the table at the G20 and take a nap, and had his daughter ("I was sad about Syria so daddy launched some missiles for me!") sit in for him.
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Island that voted for Trump now begging for government handouts to save them from global warming.

>Since 1850, the island has lost 66 percent of its land. In about 100 years, it is all expected to be underwater and evacuation of island could begin in the next two decades. Researchers say one cause is rising sea levels due to climate change -- but Tangier's more immediate problem is something called wave-induced erosion.

>The island is literally being washed away by the waves and will eventually disappear.

>"We need help from the erosion. If it was just sea level rise that we were worried about, we would be in good shape," Eskridge said.

>Help looks like a rock wall. One was built on the island's western side in the 1980s and the erosion there stopped. Now, they say their only hope is a wall around the entire island—costing an estimated $20 to $30 million, which they don't have.

>Eighty-seven percent of the island's residents voted for Mr. Trump. Eskridge says that's in part because of his pledge to cut federal regulations.
>> No. 116906 ID: d4c8ee
  Australian conservative journalist Chris Uhlmann has some good observations.
>> No. 116935 ID: d4c8ee
Trump Jr. releases emails of his collusion with Russians.

>The June 3, 2016, email sent to Donald Trump Jr. could hardly have been more explicit: One of his father’s former Russian business partners had been contacted by a senior Russian government official and was offering to provide the Trump campaign with dirt on Hillary Clinton.

>The documents “would incriminate Hillary and her dealings with Russia and would be very useful to your father,” read the email, written by a trusted intermediary, who added, “This is obviously very high level and sensitive information but is part of Russia and its government’s support for Mr. Trump.”

>If the future president’s eldest son was surprised or disturbed by the provenance of the promised material — or the notion that it was part of a continuing effort by the Russian government to aid his father’s campaign — he gave no indication.

>He replied within minutes: “If it’s what you say I love it especially later in the summer.”

>Four days later, after a flurry of emails, the intermediary wrote back, proposing a meeting in New York on Thursday with a “Russian government attorney.”

>Donald Trump Jr. agreed, adding that he would most likely bring along “Paul Manafort (campaign boss)” and “my brother-in-law,” Jared Kushner, now one of the president’s closest White House advisers.
>> No. 116937 ID: aadd02

Rep. Brad Sherman (D-Calif.) formally introduced an article of impeachment against President Trump on Wednesday that accuses the president of obstructing justice during the federal investigation of Russia’s 2016 election interference.
This is the first time a lawmaker has offered an impeachment article against Trump, and it comes as Democrats have debated whether it is politically wise to press the case for impeachment at this time.
>> No. 116942 ID: 1d5c97
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>Goldstone, who is also seen in the video talking with Trump, claimed in the 2016 emails that damaging information against Hillary Clinton surfaced after a meeting between someone Goldstone described as "the Crown prosecutor of Russia" and Aras Agalarov, an Azerbaijani-Russian billionaire with ties to Russian President Vladimir Putin. Goldstone then offered to set up a call between the younger Trump and Emin Agalarov, the billionaire's son and a pop star Goldstone represents, to discuss the information.

Meanwhile, the FBI has confirmed that Sessions lied on his SF-86.
>> No. 116943 ID: 034746
Trump campaigner who spoke to WSJ about Russian hackers shortly before his death found to have "committed suicide."

>However, the Chicago Tribune obtained a Minnesota state death record filed in Olmsted County that says Smith committed suicide in a hotel near the Mayo Clinic at 1:17 p.m. on Sunday, May 14. He was found with a bag over his head with a source of helium attached. A medical examiner's report gives the same account, without specifying the time, and a report from Rochester police further details his suicide.

>In the note recovered by police, Smith apologized to authorities and said that "NO FOUL PLAY WHATSOEVER" was involved in his death.
>> No. 116945 ID: 649f2c
>VP Bush's kid having lunch with John Hinckley Jr's brother the day in 1981 that John Hinckley Jr shot Reagan & Brady (2 month after Reagan's inauguration)
>no congressional investigation of any sort
>barely even mentioned by MSM

Why is it worth investigating when Trump does it, but not when Bush does?
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>george bush had hinkley shoot reagan to promote russophobia!
>> No. 116948 ID: 649f2c
haha the tinfoil hat meme, very clever and witty. you must be brilliant at parties. adding that moron's interpretation of what i posted really cut me to the quick as well.
>> No. 116951 ID: d4c8ee
Turns out there was a actual Russian intelligence officer at the meeting with Donny Jr.
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>Russian intelligence

Isn't that an oxymoron like a sober slav or black fathers day or a methhead with good teeth?
>> No. 116969 ID: cdbe32
Trump is laundering money for the Russian mob.
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Trump sign removed from downtown Toronto hotel

>The “Trump” sign is no longer on the Trump International Hotel and Tower in downtown Toronto.
>Workers removed the sign from the 65-storey tower Tuesday.
>U.S. President Donald Trump never owned the building, but the Trump Organization ran the hotel and licensed his name to it.
>> No. 116975 ID: d4c8ee
UPDATE: Rohrabacher directly received instructions from the Kremlin.

>The invite, reviewed by The Daily Beast, claimed that the film “explodes the common view that Mr. Magnitsky was a whistleblower” and lavishes praise on the “rebel director” Andrei Nekrasov.

>“That invitation was not from our office. O’Neill was an unpaid intern on the committee staff. Paul denies asking her to send the invitations,” said Ken Grubbs, Rohrabacher’s press secretary, referring to the congressman’s staff director, Paul Behrends.

>O’Neill went on to secure a job on the Trump transition team and then in the State Department’s Office of the Under Secretary for Civilian Security, Democracy, and Human Rights. She did not return a call for comment.

>Rohrabacher’s office was given the film by the Prosecutor General’s office in Moscow, which is run by Yuri Chaika, a close associate of President Vladimir Putin who is accused of widespread corruption, and Viktor Grin, the deputy general prosecutor who has been sanctioned by the United States as part of the Magnitsky Act.

>That same Prosecutor General’s office also was listed as being behind the “very high level and sensitive information” that was offered to Donald Trump Jr. in an email prior to his now infamous meeting with Russian officials at Trump Tower on June 9—just days before the congressional hearing. Veselnitskaya attended that meeting with Trump Jr. She also happens to have worked as a prosecutor in the Moscow region and is a close personal friend of Chaika.

>The Daily Beast reviewed a copy of a document that was passed to Rohrabacher in Moscow in April 2016. The document, marked “confidential,” was given to Rohrabacher and Behrends. It lays out an alternate reality in which the U.S.—and the rest of the world—has been duped by a fake $230 million scandal that resulted in sanctions being imposed on 44 Russians linked to murder, corruption, or cover-ups.

>The document, which was handed over by an official from the Prosecutor General’s office to Rohrabacher along with means of viewing the Russian propaganda movie, suggested that U.S. “political situation may change the current climate” and claimed that it was the ideal moment to foment a challenge to the Western narrative on Putin’s kleptocracy. A subcommittee hearing that would re-examine the sanctions placed on Russia, the paper claimed, would be appreciated in Moscow.

>“Changing attitudes to the Magnitsky story in the Congress… could have a very favorable response from the Russian side,” the document said.

>What the U.S. would get in exchange for holding a subcommittee hearing was not laid out in detail. But the document promised to help iron out “key controversial issues and disagreements with the United States.”

>Grubbs said Rohrabacher had accepted the document but said the conversation with officials from the Prosecutor General’s office during the congressman’s April 2016 Moscow visit was “brief and formal.”

>When Rohrabacher returned to the United States, he delayed the passage of the Global Magnitsky Act by holding it up in committee and tabled an amendment to remove Magnitsky’s name from its title, citing several of the claims found in the Russian document.

>Next, Rohrabacher and Behrends, with the help of Rinat Akhmetshin, a Soviet army veteran and lobbyist who was also present at the June 9 Trump Tower meeting, put together a subcommittee event with witnesses including Veselnitskaya and Nekrasov, the director of the movie.

>When Royce, the chair of the foreign relations committee, got wind of the hearing, he nixed Rohrabacher’s plan and offered instead to hold a full committee hearing on Russia relations. House aides conceded that he did so, in part, to avoid Rohrabacher staging an event that could have embarrassed the Republican Party—and Congress.

>Rohrabacher was apparently still allowed to propose a witness for the full committee hearing who shared some of his pro-Russia views. Jack Matlock, the former U.S. ambassador to the Soviet Union who appeared, confirmed to The Daily Beast that he had been first approached by Rohrabacher.

>A spokesman for Royce said that while Matlock and Rohrabacher did know each other from their days in the Ronald Reagan administration, his appearance at the hearing was ultimately cleared by the full committee’s Republican staff.

>During Royce’s hearing, Rohrabacher approvingly compared Donald Trump to Vladimir Putin. The congressman also submitted, for the congressional record, testimony that claimed Russia had not been behind the radioactive poisoning of former FSB officer Alexander Litvinenko in London.

>Rohrabacher, Behrends, Akhmetshin, Veselnitskaya, and Matlock had dinner together later that night at the Capitol Hill Club, a private members’ establishment for Republicans. The evening was organized by Lanny Wiles, a veteran GOP operative.
>> No. 116981 ID: d4c8ee
>Some of President Trump’s lawyers are exploring ways to limit or undercut special counsel Robert S. Mueller III’s Russia investigation, building a case against what they allege are his conflicts of interest and discussing the president’s authority to grant pardons, according to people familiar with the effort.

>Trump has asked his advisers about his power to pardon aides, family members and even himself in connection with the probe, according to one of those people. A second person said Trump’s lawyers have been discussing the president’s pardoning powers among themselves.

>With the Russia investigation continuing to widen, Trump’s lawyers are working to corral the probe and question the propriety of the special counsel’s work. They are actively compiling a list of Mueller’s alleged potential conflicts of interest, which they say could serve as a way to stymie his work, according to several of Trump’s legal advisers.

>A conflict of interest is one of the possible grounds that can be cited by an attorney general to remove a special counsel from office under Justice Department regulations that set rules for the job.

>The president is also irritated by the notion that Mueller’s probe could reach into his and his family’s finances, advisers said.

>Trump has been fuming about the probe in recent weeks as he has been informed about the legal questions that he and his family could face. His primary frustration centers on why allegations that his campaign coordinated with Russia should spread into scrutinizing many years of Trump dealmaking. He has told aides he was especially disturbed after learning Mueller would be able to access several years of his tax returns.

>Trump has repeatedly refused to make his tax returns public after first claiming he could not do so because he was under audit or after promising to release them after an IRS audit was completed. All presidents since Jimmy Carter have released their tax returns.

>Further adding to the challenges facing Trump’s outside lawyers, the team’s spokesman, Mark Corallo, resigned on Thursday, according to two people familiar with his departure. Corallo did not respond to immediate requests for comment.
>> No. 116985 ID: 3c7d60
Sean Spicer just quit, apparently because Anthony Scaramucci was appointed as "communications director."

Meanwhile, in net neutrality news the FCC is fucking with their electronic comment submission stuff so that people can't submit comments.
>> No. 116987 ID: cce514
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>Anthony Scaramucci
>> No. 116988 ID: f50974
>net neutrality
Submit comments to the FCC by way of the Electronic Frontier Foundation here:
>> No. 116993 ID: eb29fa
Congress passes new sanctions on Russia, NK, Iran, limits president's ability to lift them for his Russian masters.
>Congressional leaders have reached an agreement on sweeping sanctions legislation to punish Russia for its election-meddling and aggression toward its neighbors, they said Saturday, defying the White House’s argument that President Trump needs flexibility to adjust the sanctions to fit his diplomatic initiatives with Moscow.

>The new legislation sharply limits the president’s ability to suspend or terminate the sanctions. At a moment when investigations into the Trump campaign’s interactions with Russian officials have cast a shadow over his presidency, Mr. Trump could soon face a bleak decision: veto the bill — and fuel accusations that he is doing the bidding of President Vladimir V. Putin of Russia — or sign legislation imposing sanctions his administration abhors.

>Congress has complicated his choice because the compromise legislation also encompasses new sanctions against Iran and North Korea, two countries the administration has been eager to punish for its activities.

>A sanctions package had stalled in the Republican-led House for weeks after winning near-unanimous support in the Senate last month. Democrats accused Republicans of delaying quick action on the bill at the behest of the Trump administration, which had asked for more flexibility in its relationship with Russia and took up the cause of energy companies, defense contractors and other financial players who suggested that certain provisions could harm American businesses.

>The House version of the bill includes a small number of changes, technical and substantive, from the Senate legislation, including some made in response to concerns raised by oil and gas companies.

>But for the most part, the Republican leadership appears to have rejected most of the White House’s objections. The bill aims to punish Russia not only for interference in the election but also for its annexation of Crimea, continuing military activity in eastern Ukraine and human rights abuses. Proponents of the measure seek to impose sanctions on people involved in human rights abuses, suppliers of weapons to the government of President Bashar al-Assad in Syria and those undermining cybersecurity, among others.

>Paired with the sanctions against Iran and North Korea, the House version of the bill was set for a vote on Tuesday, according to the office of Representative Kevin McCarthy, Republican of California and the chamber’s majority leader.
>> No. 117002 ID: d79d08
Rex Tillerson has ordered a shutdown of the State Department's cyberdefense office.

>Last month, allegedly United Arab Emirates-backed hackers planted a false, inflammatory story on Qatari news sites that contributed to the disruption of Middle East relations. Last year, a Russian hacking and disinformation campaign targeted the US presidential election. Ukraine has been under constant strain of cyberattack for years now. And yet despite these clear and present dangers, the US State Department plans to shutter its Cyber Security branch, according to multiple reports and confirmed independently to WIRED by a person familiar with the matter.

>The move doesn't just potentially weaken America's ability to cope with increasing cyberthreats at home and abroad. It also underscores the State Department's blindness to the current global state of affairs. In 2017, cyberhacking serves not only as a pointed tool for nations and nation-state-backed hackers to take down power grids, but an easily accessible tool available to whoever wants to wreak world havoc by targeting information. Disinformation campaigns like the one that rocked Qatar go one step further, threatening to undermine base reality. The dangers that cyberattacks present require exactly the kind of coordinated, international response that the State Department should invest in, not bury in a bureaucratic backwater.

>“It’s manifestly ridiculous,” says Paul Scharre, Director of the Technology and National Security Program at the Center for New American Security. “That would be like the equivalent of during the Industrial Revolution saying ‘this electricity thing is not important to us.’ It seems kind of obviously wrong. I don’t frankly understand what Secretary of State Tillerson is doing over there at State.”

>Tillerson plans to place the office under the umbrella of the economic bureau, sending the message that cybersecurity is a business matter, rather than integral to national and international stability. Christopher Painter, well-respected leader of the cybersecurity team, is being forced out at the end of the month, taking with him much-needed expertise.

>“[The economic bureau] are the people who talk about the allocation of the international phone numbers. I think it’s perfect job for them,” says James Lewis, senior vice president at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, with a heavy dose of sarcasm.
>> No. 117023 ID: 3e9aae
The Chinese Swamp Connection.
>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

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.
>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.”
>> No. 117037 ID: 55bebf
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I mean, she's okay... "Beautiful" is seriously pushing it, though.
>> No. 117039 ID: cce514

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
And he's out.

Trump Removes Anthony Scaramucci From Communications Director Role

>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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Lost his wife and his job.
>“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!”
>> No. 117048 ID: ac7600
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>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.

>> No. 117051 ID: aadd02
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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

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.

Grand jury issues subpoenas for Trump Jr. meeting with Russians.

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.

Senators move to protect Mueller from being fired.
>> No. 117077 ID: a42fa5
>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
This should be very, very good indeed.
>> No. 117079 ID: fbfadf

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
"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.
>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.
>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
Think that the generals fired him? He was against a military intervention in NK.
>> No. 117162 ID: 3e9aae
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.
>"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.

>"The Trump presidency that we fought for, and won, is over," Bannon said in an interview with The Weekly Standard.
>> No. 117177 ID: fbfadf
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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!"
>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
>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.
>> No. 117196 ID: e06503
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Trump ends restrictions on military surplus for police.
>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

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.
>> No. 117198 ID: 45e3a1
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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.
>> No. 117199 ID: b4d841
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>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:
>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%

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.
>> No. 117200 ID: e7ca25
>convicted felon
I thought it was misdemeanor contempt.
>> No. 117201 ID: 278cbe
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>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.

>"Trump Tower" in Moscow
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.
>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.

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

So much for the Russian educational system!
>> No. 117206 ID: f3c7ec
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
Jokes on you, Moscow also has height limitations since recent time, so Trump would had to cut his ambitions a bit there anyway.
>> 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.

>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.

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*
>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.


>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
>> 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.
>> No. 117230 ID: 9315da
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>> No. 117263 ID: 3e9aae
>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.
>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

>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.
>> No. 117302 ID: fb829d
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>hire guy to do damage control on highly sensitive political scandal.
>he looks like this
>> No. 117303 ID: 3e9aae
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*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.

>> 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.

>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.
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"old man yells at sports"

>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.

>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
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

>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!”
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this just in, iran has released a photo of the mushroom cloud from their first successful nuclear weapons test
>> No. 117340 ID: 132ede
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>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

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.
>> No. 117987 ID: 60a8ec

Trump on China's Xi consolidating power: 'Maybe we'll give that a shot some day'
>> No. 117990 ID: dc4369
Treasury's one-page memo making the case that #taxcuts will generate $1.8 trillion in revenue hinges on 10 years of continuous economic growth without a recession

>> No. 117991 ID: f4cb56
Washington has banned bump stocks and has allowed for you to call on the cops to go take the guns of anybody you don't like.


>> No. 117999 ID: fb4efb
*in an extremely Acid Man voice* where does dougfir live and what is his home address?
>> No. 118075 ID: 4050af
TRUMP: I will be strongly pushing Background Checks with an emphasis on Mental Health. Raise age to 21 and end sale of Bump Stocks! Congress is in a mood to finally do something on this issue - I hope


>The most difficult thing for you is to see the borderline of the situation. You may not notice the moment when the time of wavering and procrastination ends and begins the time of resolute actions. Look out for this transition and do not miss it.
>> No. 118105 ID: 86aa8e
H. R. Mcmaster out as National Security Advisor, set to be replaced by John Bolton.

>Career politician
>Warhawk with obvious hegemonistic tendencies
>Served as undersecretary of state for arms control and international security affairs under Bush and Powell leading up to the invasion of Iraq and beyond
>Strongly pro-Israel and anti-Palestine
>Supports pre-emptive war against Iran and North Korea

After reading the wikipedia article on him and Mehdi Hassan's article on him I have come to the conclusion that this guy is nuts, or a legit psychopath, or at very least has some serious mental problems.

I'm not really a fan of Mehdi Hassan but he hit the nail on the head here.

>Now, therefore, is the time to panic; now is the moment to sound the alarm. The bullies have come together. The “ideological” and “brutal” Bolton is about to be given a desk a few feet away from the Oval Office. As national security adviser, he’ll be the first one in the room and the last one out. “Trump is utterly ignorant of the world, prone to making impulsive decisions, and tends to defer to the most forceful voice in the room, especially when it conveys information with confident bluster,” observed Damon Linker in the The Week. “That would give Bolton enormous power to shape policy — which means the power to get the United States to launch big new wars as well as expand the numerous ones we’re already waging across wide swaths of the Middle East, Africa, and South Asia.”




Goddamn it.
>> No. 118106 ID: 20d3db
Don't worry, he's going to be fired soon for insulting Russia.

>It should be a fire-bell-in-the-night warning about the value Moscow places on honesty, whether regarding election interference, nuclear proliferation, arms control or the Middle East: negotiate with today's Russia at your peril,

>Attempting to undermine America’s constitution is far more than just a quotidian covert operation. It is in fact a casus belli, a true act of war, and one Washington will never tolerate

>The notion that the Russians can help us with terrorism I think is delusional

>The Trump administration has not done enough to respond to Russia’s attack on the United States and our democratic institutions, Bolton said, and Putin must pay a heavy price for his actions.

>“I think that this is actually now a perfect time for President Trump to pivot to make it clear that he’s not going to permit additional [Russian] meddling, or meddling by any other foreign government in our election process,” Bolton said. “Whether you think [the Russians] were trying to collude with the Trump campaign or trying to collude with the Clinton campaign, their interference is unacceptable. It’s really an attack on the American Constitution.”

>The United States should respond in “cyberspace and elsewhere,” Bolton said, suggesting offensive action against the Russian operatives that perpetrated the interference. Only if the response is overwhelming will Russia and other countries be deterred.

>“I don’t think the response should be proportionate, I think it should be very disproportionate,” he said.
>> No. 118247 ID: 8082d5

I believe Trump is incompetent. I believe his inner circle is corrupt. I believe Twain's opinion is uninformed. But to force the lady to apologize for saying she would have voted for a popular party candidate is fucking ridiculous.
>> No. 118253 ID: 89948a

>President Donald Trump twice gave James Comey an alibi for why a salacious report about the 2013 Miss Universe pageant in Moscow couldn’t be true: He never even spent the night in Russia during that trip, Trump told the former FBI director, according to Comey’s memos about the conversations.

>Yet the broad timeline of Trump’s stay, stretching from Friday, Nov. 8, 2013, through the following Sunday morning, has been widely reported. And it’s substantiated by social media posts that show he slept in Moscow the night before the Miss Universe contest.

>Now, flight records obtained by Bloomberg provide fresh details. Combined with existing accounts and Trump’s own social-media posts, they capture two days that, nearly five years later, loom large in the controversy engulfing the White House and at the heart of the Comey memos, which the Justice Department turned over last week to Congress.
>> No. 118456 ID: d4ad4b
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Brussels (CNN) President Donald Trump came out brawling in his first public comments here at the outset of NATO's annual summit, accusing a close US ally of being "a captive of Russia," calling members of the alliance "delinquent" in their defense spending and insisting they increase it "immediately."

Trump's provocative comments on Wednesday morning -- particularly those aimed at Germany -- set the tone for the first day of NATO's annual summit, amplifying the sense of unease among the United States' closest European allies and giving Trump a chance to once again shine a spotlight on uneven burden-sharing among the alliance's members.

The invectives detracted from the summit's goal of projecting unity in the face of Russian aggression, even as Trump and NATO leaders jointly agreed to bolster their defense and deterrence capabilities to head off Russian threats. Instead, Trump fueled a narrative of discord within the alliance, just days before he heads to Helsinki to meet with Russian President Vladimir Putin.
>> No. 118469 ID: 278cbe

>why did you arrest a pro-gun activist from Russia
>we arrested her on suspicion of connection blah blah blah
>doesn't it look like coincidence that her surname sounds very much like Putin's?
>Russians have surnames??!


Did not know the press could be so heinous, really. I thought you cold not fall any lower.
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>r-r-russia would never want to sabotage the second amendment! fake lies!
>> No. 118471 ID: 49da9b
yeah, putin saw red dawn when it came out in the 80s and he didn't forget, so he is trying to subvert the NRA before he starts scheduling his invasion
>> No. 118472 ID: 278cbe
>sabotage the second amendment
With her mind-controlling powers, no less.
>> No. 118473 ID: 41441c
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>pure and innocent russia
>> No. 118474 ID: 278cbe
If you did not know, NATO is also for cooperation with Russia. Somehow. Maybe. So much for defence alliance that never defended anything.
>> No. 118476 ID: 41441c
>nato never defended anything!

Wow amazing, the defensive alliance intended to deter Russia from enslaving the rest of Europe continues to do it's job.

Though I recall you've been really upset about Montenegro joining NATO because the country was "threatening Russia" due to having a long 0km border with Russia and it's fearsomely powerful military of several thousand soldiers and two frigates being the tipping point for George Soros' coming conquest of Russia, where all Russians will be forced to convert to Judaism.
>> No. 118477 ID: 278cbe
>intended to deter Russia
It was intended to destroy countries, steal resources, enslave people, cover up criminals and promise everybody peace and prosperity. It destroyed almost every country around Europe and now it is going to destroy Europe itself.
>> No. 118478 ID: 5b28e6
>the russian again projects the failings of his imperialist polices onto others
>> No. 118480 ID: 278cbe
>projects the failings of his imperialist polices
>posts late-USSR footage
So the rumours were true, capitalism is crumbling after all.
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>> No. 118542 ID: 6eecf3
  You've been visited by the Black Science Man of Infinite Cosmos. Space Marines and shuttle door gunners will become a reality, but only if you reply "Thank you, Black Science Man!"
>> No. 119423 ID: a4ba10
Apparently it became a tradition.
>> No. 119449 ID: 114c9f

Hating Clinton doesn't mean loving Trump. Some Americans still believe in freedom.

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