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  • Don McGahn Has Not Turned on Trump

    08/19/2018 11:09:17 PM PDT · by Innovative · 2 replies
    Slate ^ | Aug. 19, 2018 | Mark Joseph Stern
    The White House counsel has figured out how to appear transparent without giving Mueller the information he needs. Has Don McGahn turned on Donald Trump? On Saturday, the New York Times published a lengthy story suggesting as much, hinting that the White House counsel may have reached the limits of his loyalty to the president. Reporters Maggie Haberman and Michael Schmidt detail McGahn’s assistance to Mueller’s Russia probe, including 30 hours of voluntary interviews with investigators. Trump, they write, allowed McGahn to speak to Mueller’s team, though the president may not have grasped the extent of his cooperation.
  • NY Governor Says ‘Slick Salesman’ Trump Has Fooled The County But Not His State

    08/19/2018 9:38:52 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 29 replies
    KCAL-TV ^ | August 19, 2018 | The Associated Press
    In a searing speech from the pulpit of a black church, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo told a Brooklyn congregation on Sunday that Donald Trump is a “slick salesman” who fooled many people in this country, but the Democrat said the Republican president hasn’t fooled New Yorkers. Cuomo spoke at Brooklyn’s First Baptist Church of Crown Heights after a week of criticism for saying America “was never that great” during a bill signing. New York Republicans have demanded he apologize, and Trump tweeted that Cuomo was having a “total meltdown.” The governor seemed to counter what many observers considered a...
  • Brennan considers taking Trump to court

    08/19/2018 8:58:12 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 25 replies
    WKMG-TV ^ | August 19, 2018 | Caroline Kelly, CNN
    Former CIA director John Brennan said Sunday that he was willing to pursue legal action against President Donald Trump after he revoked Brennan's security clearance earlier this week. "If my clearances and my reputation, as I'm being pulled through the mud now, if that's the price we're going to pay to prevent Donald Trump from doing this against other people, to me it's a small price to pay," Brennan said on NBC's "Meet the Press." "So I am going to do whatever I can personally to try to prevent these abuses in the future, and if it means going to...
  • Trump speechwriter fired amid scrutiny of appearance with white nationalists

    08/19/2018 7:49:53 PM PDT · by Proud White Trump Supporter · 34 replies
    Washington Compost ^ | August 19, 2018 | Robert Costa
    Trump speechwriter fired amid scrutiny of appearance with white nationalists
  • Trump warnings grow from forgotten Republicans (LOL!)

    08/18/2018 2:08:52 PM PDT · by Drew68 · 85 replies
    CBS News ^ | 08/18/2018
    The ranks of forgotten Republicans are growing. Some were forced out, such as Tim Pawlenty, a former two-term Minnesota governor who lost this week's bid for a political comeback. Some, such as the retiring Republican Sen. Bob Corker, chose to leave on their own. Others still serve, but with a muted voice. Whether members of Congress, governors or state party leaders, they are struggling to fit into President Donald Trump's Republican Party. The expanding list of marginalized GOP leaders underscores how thoroughly Mr. Trump has dominated — and changed — the Republican Party in the nearly two years since he...
  • Michael Cohen reportedly under investigation for $20M in bank fraud

    08/19/2018 6:29:46 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 21 replies
    New York Post ^ | 8/19/2018 | Bruce Golding
    President Trump’s former personal lawyer is being investigated over more than $20 million in loans to taxi companies owned by him and his family — and could face charges within the next two weeks, according to a new report Sunday. Michael Cohen is also being probed over deals to buy the silence of women who claimed they had affairs with Trump, The New York Times reported. Federal authorities are in the final stage of their investigation and are weighing charges including bank and tax fraud and violations of campaign finance law, people familiar with the matter told the paper. Prosecutors...
  • Democrat cracks joke about Trump drowning in the Potomac River: WATCH

    08/19/2018 6:26:38 PM PDT · by Libloather · 31 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 8/19/18 | Daniel Chaitin
    Rep. Alcee Hastings, D-Fla., joked about how somebody saving a drowning President Trump would be a "catastrophe" at the start of an event in Sunshine, Fla., on Sunday. In a video reported by the Daily Caller, Hastings said he first learned of the joke from Ari Silver, whose father is former Florida state legislator and rabbi Barry Silver. “Do you know the difference between a crisis and a catastrophe?” Hastings said, retelling the joke. "A crisis is if Donald Trump falls into the Potomac River and can’t swim,” Hastings said. A "catastrophe," he added, "is anybody saves his ass.'” Cheers...
  • Blacks Could Help to Re-Elect Trump [OPINION]

    08/19/2018 6:10:41 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies
    WBSM-AM ^ | August 14, 2018 | Barry Richard
    The big difference in President Donald Trump's re-election campaign in 2020 could be the level of support he receives from the black community. And, the man most despised by the black community could become the most pro-black president of the modern era. A Rasmussen poll released last week indicates growing support for Trump among blacks. A big part of that is economics. For the first time ever, black unemployment has fallen below six percent. That means record numbers of black men, women, and youth are employed. Trump has created opportunities where for decades, the Democrats have offered only unfulfilled promises....
  • Ralph Peters: Trump Supporters Are ‘Couch Potato Anarchists

    08/19/2018 5:05:22 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 191 replies
    Fox News ^ | August 19,2018 | Pam Key
    Sunday on CNN’s “Reliable Sources,” retired Army Lt. Col. Ralph Peters said President Donald Trump’s supporters were “couch potato anarchists.” Peters said, “I left Fox because as a former military officer who took an oath to the Constitution, I could not be part of a channel that to me was assaulting the Constitution, the constitutional order, the rule of law. But that said, Fox isn’t immoral, it’s amoral. It was opportunistic. Trump was a gift to Fox and fFox in turn is a gift to Trump. As you observed earlier, it’s a closed loop and so people that only listen...
  • Trump Considered Setting an ‘Assortment’ of ‘9 Blacks Against 9 Whites’ on ‘The Apprentice’

    08/19/2018 4:40:20 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 54 replies
    The Wrap ^ | August 16, 2018 | Ashley Boucher
    “I think that it would be handled very beautifully by me,” he said on “Howard Stern Show” in 2005p> Following reports that there are recordings of Donald Trump using racial slurs on “The Apprentice,” a 2005 radio interview with Howard Stern has resurfaced where Trump proposed setting “nine blacks against nine whites” on the show. “There was a concept thrown out by some person… nine blacks against nine whites,” Trump said on “The Howard Stern Show.” “And it would be nine blacks against nine whites, all highly educated, very smart, strong, beautiful people right?” he continued, asking Stern if he...
  • Trump preparing to nominate key military personnel: report

    08/19/2018 4:35:56 PM PDT · by blueplum · 22 replies
    The Hill ^ | 19 Aug 2018 | Megan Keller
    President Trump is expected to switch out commanders across the Middle East and Europe in the administration’s most dramatic change to the US military leadership so far, according to a new report from The Wall Street Journal. The Journal reported that the personnel shifts will affect officers fighting in the Middle East, as well as those working to counter Russia, overseeing Guantanamo Bay and engaging in stealth operations around the world. Officials told the Journal that Army Lt. Gen. Richard Clarke is anticipated to be formally appointed to U.S. Special Operations Command....
  • The Bad News for the Democrats–A Lot of Blacks Do Like Trump

    08/19/2018 3:31:22 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies
    The Hutchinson Report ^ | August 17, 2018 | Earl Ofari Hutchinson
    The first inkling I got that a lot more blacks liked Trump than they dared let on was during a dinner table discussion with a relative a couple of days before the 2016 presidential election. He flatly said that he was voting for Trump. There was dead silence, shock, and then loud outbursts of “no” followed by non-stop pillorying of him. He stuck to his guns and said Trump appealed to him because he represented change and he thought he’d be good for small business and would cut taxes. It was a textbook Horatio Alger, laissez faire rationalization that would...
  • Xi risks losing face in a trade war with Trump

    08/19/2018 11:30:26 AM PDT · by Eddie01 · 22 replies
    nikkei ^ | July 09, 2018 | Minxin Pei
    Minxin Pei With the imposition of 25% tariffs on $68 billion worth of their merchandise trade ($34 billion of exports each), the U.S. and China have fired the first salvos of their trade war. If one were to borrow a military analogy, the first round of the U.S.-China trade war is either a skirmish or a probing attack, as the amount of the two-way merchandise trade affected by the tariffs is about only 10% of the total U.S.-China trade. But everyone knows that the main battle will be joined soon. Besides the additional $32 billion merchandise trade targeted for punitive...
  • 'I'd rather set myself on fire than do your f***ing show!' Stormy Daniels screamed at ...

    08/19/2018 3:01:02 PM PDT · by blueplum · 71 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | 18 Aug 2018 | Katie Hind
    Celebrity Big Brother bosses before storming off set just two hours before the show was set to air ...A source close to the show said last night: ‘We have seen some meltdowns before but never anything on this scale. ...On Friday morning, Ms Daniels left Channel 5 furious once again when she booked herself to star on ITV’s Loose Women...However, after learning of her appearance, Channel 5’s lawyers contacted ITV staff to warn them they would be in breach of visa restrictions because they had sponsored her to work in the UK for them and nobody else...
  • Michael Hayden says he, too, would be honored if Trump revoked his security clearance

    08/19/2018 2:47:52 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 87 replies
    CNN Politics ^ | August 19, 2018 | Maegan Vazquez
    Former CIA and National Security Agency Director Michael Hayden said Sunday that he'd be fine with having his security clearance revoked, as President Donald Trump threatened to do to him and other former intelligence officials who have been critical of the President. Hayden made the comment on CNN's "State of the Union" when asked about a recent op-ed from retired Adm. William McRaven, who oversaw the 2011 Navy SEAL raid that killed Osama bin Laden. In his piece, McRaven issued a stunning rebuke of Trump's decision to revoke the security clearance of former CIA Director John Brennan, whom the former...
  • Media Buzz at 29:40, Frank Luntz: I don't have "N word" tape.

    08/19/2018 2:09:15 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 37 replies
    Media Buzz ^ | 19/8/18
    Great talk by Frank Luntz, right after Ben Shapiro, who is also worth listening to.
  • Trump Is 'a Phenomenon That Foreign Countries Haven’t Seen'

    08/19/2018 12:48:51 PM PDT · by Zhang Fei · 40 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | July 14, 2018 at 6:02 AM | Irwin Stelzer
    Veni, vidi, vici. That’s what Trump would have tweeted en route to a weekend of golf at his courses in Scotland had he not forgotten his high school Latin. Traditional diplomat Nicholas Burns, former U.S. ambassador to NATO, says “The president treated the NATO allies almost with contempt.” Delete “almost” and Burns has it right. But the tone of Trump’s tweets and comments are best understood as the exasperation of this American president who wants to succeed where his predecessors failed—ending that part of the post-World War II settlement that disadvantages America. And if that means abandoning traditional diplomacy in...
  • Divorcing Trump: Why some conservatives are now pushing Democrats (!)

    07/06/2018 4:40:50 AM PDT · by Magnatron · 103 replies
    Fox News ^ | 6 June 2018 | Howard Kurtz
    The conservative commentators who absolutely despise President Trump are in a box. During the campaign, many loudly proclaimed that they could never vote for Trump. But they said they didn't want Hillary Clinton to win either. So some opted for fringe candidates or third-party candidates or write-in candidates or told people to make up their own minds. This was something of a charade. Either Trump or Clinton was going to be the next president. So by refusing to back Trump, they were increasing the chances that Hillary would win. Now, with the midterms approaching, some of those on the right...
  • Twitter has a field day with Giuliani’s ‘truth isn’t truth’ claim

    08/19/2018 11:47:49 AM PDT · by conservative98 · 19 replies
    NY Post ^ | August 19, 2018 | Mark Moore
    Rudy Giuliani’s claim that “truth isn’t truth” was roundly ridiculed on Twitter after his appearance Sunday on NBC with many suggesting President Trump’s lawyer took a page out of George Orwell’s science fiction novel “1984.”
  • If government officials are so politicized against the president that he can't trust them...

    08/19/2018 11:30:24 AM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 54 replies
    If government officials or former government officials are so politicized against the president to the point he can no longer trust them or the "deep experience and advice" they are offering to the administration, is that sufficient grounds for POTUS to pull their security clearances?