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Jan 18, 2019 07:46:19   #
nwtk2007 wrote:
If it's true; well, let's see the evidence. Without evidence this story is about as believable as the stories about Kavanaugh, none of which were ever corroborated. It's the same with all of the other accusations made about Trump. Evidence. Where is it??


Mueller has it.
 
Jan 18, 2019 07:34:11   #
https://www.politicususa.com/2019/01/17/maddow-trump-shutdown.html


Rachel Maddow told Donald Trump on Thursday that it’s time to give up his government shutdown stunt as the American people clearly care more about getting paid than seeing a vanity wall constructed on the southern border.
The MSNBC host said that Democrats have appropriately framed the shutdown as a pocketbook issue, and Trump is squarely on the wrong side of it.

There is no contest between having money to feed your family and seeing a childish president get funding for a selfish and wasteful barrier on the U.S.-Mexico border.

“The Democrats have two public positions right now in this fight with the White House,” Maddow explained. “They have two points: Let’s open the government and if people work, they should be paid.”
Video:



Maddow said:

I am not a political expert. Ask me about some of my past political predictions. I’m not great at it. I am not a great political expert. I have never run for office.

I never would. I have never been part of a campaign of anybody else running for office, but it strikes me in political terms that if you have picked a big political argument and in so doing, you have put your political opponent in the position of arguing against you that it’s their position that people who work should be paid for their work, if that’s their position against you, that seems to me like maybe you’re going to lose that fight. Honestly, if you think about what’s going on right now with the shutdown, logistically, I don’t know how they’re going to end it. Politically, what this boils down to right now is that the way the president set this up is that he’s put the Democrats in the position of being able to make two cases to the public. The Democrats have two public positions right now in this fight with the White House. They have two points: Let’s open the government and if people work, they should be paid.

Paychecks are more popular than vanity walls

Led by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Democrats were quick to align themselves with workers being hurt by Trump’s shutdown. It wasn’t just a smart political move; it was the right thing to do.
Meanwhile, Trump continues to desperately cling to his proposed wall on the southern border – a project that a majority of the country has consistently opposed.
Through his hostage-taking operation, Donald Trump has rebranded the Democratic Party as the party of paychecks
Jan 18, 2019 07:26:58   #
Canuckus Deploracus wrote:
More fun...


Quote:
"The news organization spoke with two unnamed federal law enforcement officials involved in the investigation who noted special counsel Robert Mueller learned of the deception through interviews with people in the Trump Organization and “internal company emails, text messages, and a cache of other documents.”"
More unnamed sources... Always great reporting... Excellent for conjecture...


Quote:
"Cohen confirmed the subterfuge in his own interviews with the special counsel’s office, BuzzFeed noted."
"Cohen’s attorney Lanny Davis said his client would decline any questions related to the story “out of respect for Mr. Mueller’s and the Office of Special Counsel’s investigation.”"

He confirmed it (supposedly) but refused to confirm that he confirmed it... How dastardly!


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"Rep. Joaquin Castro (D-Texas), a member of the House Intelligence Committee, said that if the story is true, “President Trump must resign or be impeached.”"
"Castro is the brother of Julián Castro, who recently announced his run for the White House in 2020."
Well, we can rest assured that his accusations were completely unbiased and without alterior motives...

Quote:
", the culmination of a decades-long dream of building a tower in Russia,"

A 'decades-long dream' that has just recently been brought to light... POTUS 45 always surprises us with his modesty...


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"Cohen pleaded guilty to lying to Congress in November as part of Mueller’s ongoing investigation. He admitted that discussions surrounding Trump Tower Moscow went on for at least six months longer than he told Congress. At the time, the attorney said also Trump was more involved in discussions surrounding the deal than he let on and said he also spoke to the president’s family, including Ivanka Trump and Donald Trump Jr."

This is cause for concern...


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"“I mean, we were very open with it. … This deal was a very public deal,” Trump said in November. “Everybody knows about this deal. I wasn’t trying to hide anything.”"

I will admit as to not being aware of this deal...


I was under the impression that the deal failed... If so it was hardly a 'Quid-pro-quo' for Trump (Assuming he was colluding with the Russians)...


Always a pleasure Bob....
Give consideration to my suggestion of posting some right leaning articles...

Just think of all the 'lefties' you could annoy
More fun... br br br Quote: br "The news or... (show quote)


The righties don't need my help to be annoying.
Jan 18, 2019 07:15:45   #
https://www.yahoo.com/entertainment/trump-reportedly-unhappy-over-tv-134847980.html

A Wednesday report in The New York Times paints a contradictory of President Donald Trump‘s position in an ongoing shutdown of the federal government: publicly unbowed but, at times, privately dismayed.
“We are getting crushed!” he said while recently watching coverage of the shutdown, according to the paper.
“Why can’t we get a deal?” he reportedly wondered.
The Times story is the latest article to illustrate the stalemate inside the White House, which is at the center of a shutdown begun on Dec. 22 over Trump’s insistence for a southern border wall.

He claims such a barrier is needed to stave off a “crisis” of drugs, violence and human trafficking. Newly empowered Congressional Democrats, arguing they were elected as a check on Trump, have dismissed this as immoral and ineffective.
The shutdown, at 27 days, is the longest in American history. It has left some 800,000 federal employees without pay — and there is no clear end in sight.

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As the Times detailed Wednesday, Trump feels a border wall fight will, over time, become a signal memory for voters and move them to his side. He has previously said that compromising on border security now and not pressing for a wall would betray his conservative base.

According to the Times, Trump has not ruled out declaring a “national emergency,” which would legally free him to act in certain ways without Congressional approval. But anyappropriation of funds to start building a wall would almost certainly be challenged in court.

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Polling is another issue, as it shows Trump continues to bear the brunt of the blame for the government closing. His approval rating is now underwater by a margin of about 14.5 points, according to an average of approval polls by FiveThirtyEight.

“The partial government shutdown is beginning to drag on President Trump,” the site’s editor, Nate Silver, wrote Wednesday.
Most recently Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi moved to uninvite Trump from the customary State of the Union address to Congress, scheduled for Jan. 29. Either reschedule given the shutdown, Pelosi said, or deliver the speech in writing instead of on TV.

RELATED: What to Know Before You Travel During the Shutdown
The president has not been swayed so far, this week blasting “radical Democrats.”
“They want nothing to do with the major Humanitarian Crisis on our Southern Border,” he tweeted Wednesday.

Pelosi, too, was tweeting. She replied to him on Tuesday: “Stop holding the paychecks of 800,000 Americans hostage. There is no reason for them to be suffering right now. Re-open the government!”
Jan 18, 2019 05:44:20   #
https://www.yahoo.com/huffpost/trump-told-michael-cohen-lie-042603474.html


President Donald Trump told his longtime lawyer Michael Cohen to lie to Congress about his involvement in a deal to build a Trump Tower in Moscow, according to a bombshell report from BuzzFeed News on Thursday night.

The president also told Cohen he was on board with a plan to meet with Russian President Vladimir Putin during the 2016 campaign in order to secure the deal, according to BuzzFeed. “Make it happen,” Trump reportedly said.
The news organization spoke with two unnamed federal law enforcement officials involved in the investigation who noted special counsel Robert Mueller learned of the deception through interviews with people in the Trump Organization and “internal company emails, text messages, and a cache of other documents.”

Cohen confirmed the subterfuge in his own interviews with the special counsel’s office, BuzzFeed noted.
HuffPost has reached out to the White House for comment. In a statement to USA Today, Cohen’s attorney Lanny Davis said his client would decline any questions related to the story “out of respect for Mr. Mueller’s and the Office of Special Counsel’s investigation.”
Rep. Joaquin Castro (D-Texas), a member of the House Intelligence Committee, said that if the story is true, “President Trump must resign or be impeached.”


The congressman later retweeted a post from USC law professor Orin Kerr, who pointed out that anyone who tells someone to lie to Congress has also broken the law. Castro is the brother of Julián Castro, who recently announced his run for the White House in 2020.


Trump reportedly pursued the controversial project in the middle of his 2016 presidential campaign, the culmination of a decades-long dream of building a tower in Russia, The Washington Post reported in 2017. At the same time, he repeatedly told supporters on the campaign trail that he had no business in Russia.

Cohen pleaded guilty to lying to Congress in November as part of Mueller’s ongoing investigation. He admitted that discussions surrounding Trump Tower Moscow went on for at least six months longer than he told Congress. At the time, the attorney said also Trump was more involved in discussions surrounding the deal than he let on and said he also spoke to the president’s family, including Ivanka Trump and Donald Trump Jr.

After Cohen’s plea, Trump accused his former fixer of “lying about a project that everybody knew about.”
“I mean, we were very open with it. … This deal was a very public deal,” Trump said in November. “Everybody knows about this deal. I wasn’t trying to hide anything.”

Mueller’s office is investigating the Trump campaign’s affiliations with Russia and has been looking into the tower deal in Moscow to determine if there was any collusion with the Kremlin to influence the 2016 election. Trump has vehemently denied the existence of any collusion, and Ivanka and Donald Trump Jr. have both said they were only minimally involved in any potential Moscow deal.
Cohen is scheduled to testify before the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform on Feb. 7. Democrats gained control of the House earlier this month.
This article has been updated with a comment on Twitter from Rep. Joaquin Castro.
This article originally appeared on HuffPost.
Jan 18, 2019 05:37:06   #
https://www.yahoo.com/news/donald-trump-latest-approval-rating-073043884.html

The US Government shutdown - now the longest in history - is causing Donald Trump's presidential approval ratings to slide to their lowest level since April last year, according to the Telegraph's poll tracker.
The tracker, which takes an average of the last eight polls, put Mr Trump's approval rating at 41 per cent, while 56 per cent disapprove of the way the President is doing his job.
Despite the recent slide, the President's approval ratings have remained relatively stable during the past year.
The period since Donald Trump's election has been packed with controversy and intrigue but, underneath it all, few people seem to have really changed their minds about America's 45th President.

His approval rating quickly slumped in the chaotic days after assuming office, with Trump achieving a majority disapproval rating in a record of just eight days. A year in, he is far less popular than previous presidents at this stage of a presidency - but overall approval has generally remained above 40 per cent.
At the 100-day milestone, Gallup daily polling showed that just 40 per cent of Americans approved of the way Trump is handling his new job – compared to 55 per cent that disapprove.
Historically, it has usually taken American presidents hundreds of days before they reach a majority disapproval rating.

This has been the case for the last five presidents – with Bill Clinton lasting a record 573 days before more than 50 per cent of Americans disapproved of his presidency.
But Donald Trump smashed this record after surging into the White House on a wave of anti-establishment anger.
It took just eight days for him to gain a majority disapproval rating, according to Gallup, with 51 per cent of Americans saying they disapproved of the President on January 28, 2016.

Trump has faced persistent allegations over Russian connections, fired the head of the FBI, launched tirades against the media, failed to push through healthcare reform and has faced talk of impeachment.
However, while there has been an overall drop in public opinion, the President's approval ratings have remained relatively stable since July, even an uptick following his handling of the Unite the Right rally in Charlottesville and Hurricane Irma.

The US Government shutdown - now the longest in history - is causing Donald Trump's presidential approval ratings to slide to their lowest level since April last year, according to the Telegraph's poll tracker.
The tracker, which takes an average of the last eight polls, put Mr Trump's approval rating at 41 per cent, while 56 per cent disapprove of the way the President is doing his job.
Despite the recent slide, the President's approval ratings have remained relatively stable during the past year.

The period since Donald Trump's election has been packed with controversy and intrigue but, underneath it all, few people seem to have really changed their minds about America's 45th President.
His approval rating quickly slumped in the chaotic days after assuming office, with Trump achieving a majority disapproval rating in a record of just eight days. A year in, he is far less popular than previous presidents at this stage of a presidency - but overall approval has generally remained above 40 per cent.
At the 100-day milestone, Gallup daily polling showed that just 40 per cent of Americans approved of the way Trump is handling his new job – compared to 55 per cent that disapprove.
Historically, it has usually taken American presidents hundreds of days before they reach a majority disapproval rating.

This has been the case for the last five presidents – with Bill Clinton lasting a record 573 days before more than 50 per cent of Americans disapproved of his presidency.
But Donald Trump smashed this record after surging into the White House on a wave of anti-establishment anger.

It took just eight days for him to gain a majority disapproval rating, according to Gallup, with 51 per cent of Americans saying they disapproved of the President on January 28, 2016.
Trump has faced persistent allegations over Russian connections, fired the head of the FBI, launched tirades against the media, failed to push through healthcare reform and has faced talk of impeachment.

However, while there has been an overall drop in public opinion, the President's approval ratings have remained relatively stable since July, even an uptick following his handling of the Unite the Right rally in Charlottesville and Hurricane Irma.
Watch: How Donald Trump could be removed from office
What are the latest impeachment odds for Trump?

As it stands impeachment is still unlikely because it would require a majority in the House of Representatives to go to trial and a two-thirds majority in the Senate to make it happen.
Although the House is now under Democrat control, the Senate remains in Republican hands, meaning that Trump's party would have to abandon him for him to be kicked out of office.
However, the bookmakers aren't ruling out impeachment with the latest odds from Ladbrokes showing that there is a chance Trump will fail to make it to the end of his first term in office.
Their latest odds are as follows:

Impeachment by House of Reps this year: 7/4
To serve full first term: 2/5
 
Jan 18, 2019 05:30:49   #
https://www.politicususa.com/2019/01/17/mueller-has-bribery-experts-to-expose-trump-putin-bribes.html

Bob Mueller’s Russia investigation may be ending soon, but it is also closing in on President Donald Trump. There continues to be new information revealed from special counsel Mueller, and none of it is good news for Trump.

Last year we obtained information saying that Mueller had added to his team the top investigators and prosecutors with experience in organized crime. Commentators with prosecutorial experience pointed out that Trump’s business operations were run like a mob operation. This is why Mueller brought in those specialists.
A recent report in VICE News has exposed information about Mueller’s team which indicates he has brought in a new group of specialists that he needs to complete his investigations: bribery experts. According to VICE, these experts are working to investigate the favors given between Trump and Russia’s President Vladimir Putin, and to compile evidence of possible bribery.

The report says that a senior Mueller prosecutor, Andrew Weissmann, was the head of the Criminal Fraud Division of the U.S. Department of Justice. In that role he made decisions about anti-bribery policy at the highest level possible. Another Mueller team member, Greg Andres, was in charge of the Justice Department’s foreign bribery program.


David Montero, author of Kickback: Exposing the Global Corporate Bribery Network, said in an interview with VICE:

“Mueller brought in expertise in the way these deals are arranged to look very innocuous. The thing about bribery deals is they’re always arranged to look very legitimate.”
The article mentions reports from last November which said that as presidential candidate Donald Trump pursued a deal for a Trump Tower in Moscow in 2015, members of his business team offered a $50 million penthouse in it to Vladimir Putin as what they called a “marketing ploy.” But most people thought it was in fact a bribe.

According to the report, the offer to Putin was “just one of many kickback-type situations swirling around Trump and others involved in his campaign.”
Prosecution of bribery cases has been increasing in recent years due to new laws that criminalized bribery. In the U.S. the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, or FCPA, makes it illegal for U.S. corporations to bribe foreign officials. According to Montero:

“It was a moment of reckoning that gave birth to this law. These kickbacks were not only affecting our image; they were potentially destabilizing our allies and feeding into the hands of some of our enemies.”
But despite these laws, bribery is still a huge problem — especially in Trump’s favored industries of real estate and construction. It is estimated that globally businesses pay an astounding $400 billion to $1 trillion a year in bribes.

Given this background, and given the business history of Donald Trump, it would not be surprising if his relationships with Russia and Putin were built around the exchange of “favors,” most of which were probably illegal.

Whatever happened, we can rest assured that Bob Mueller and his team of world-class prosecutors know about it, and are very likely to add illegal bribery to the long list of charges that they ultimately bring against the President of the United States.
Jan 18, 2019 05:25:25   #
https://www.politicususa.com/2019/01/17/trump-separated-thousands-more-immigrant-children.html

By Mica Rosenberg
NEW YORK (Reuters) – The U.S. government may have separated “thousands” more immigrant children from their parents than previously known but inadequate record-keeping means the exact number is still unclear, an internal watchdog said on Wednesday.

The Office of Inspector General at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) said the agency had identified many more children in addition to the 2,737 that were included as part of a class action lawsuit challenging the separations brought by the American Civil Liberties Union last year.

The administration of President Donald Trump implemented a ‘zero tolerance’ policy to criminally prosecute and jail all illegal border crossers even those traveling with their children, leading to a wave of separations last year.

But the auditor said in a report that prior to the officially announced policy the government had ramped up separations for other reasons related to a child’s safety and well-being, including separating parents with criminal records or lack of proper documents. Those separations were only tracked informally, making it impossible for the auditor to know the exact number.

The policy sparked outrage when it became public, and the backlash led Trump to sign an executive order reversing course on June 20.
But separations have continued since then, the report said. HHS, which runs the Office of Refugee Resettlement that is responsible for the children’s care, told the auditor that at least 118 had been separated between July 1 and Nov. 7, 2018.

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) said that 65 of those 118 children were separated because the parents had a criminal history but in some cases the agency did not provide the details of that history.
DHS did not immediately respond to a request for comment on the report’s findings.
The auditor raised concerns that the government is still not adequately counting separation cases.
“It is not yet clear whether recent changes to ORR’s systems and processes are sufficient to ensure consistent and accurate data about separated children,” the report said.
Jan 18, 2019 05:19:32   #
Canuckus Deploracus wrote:
Really bad Bob...
Are you actually advocating for an invasion of America?


Where did that come from?
Jan 18, 2019 05:14:04   #
Canuckus Deploracus wrote:
Hi Bob...
Back from holiday...
Fun time...
Did I miss any significant debates?


Significant ??? How was the holiday?
Jan 18, 2019 05:07:05   #
Wolf counselor wrote:
Yeah ............. Boob .

You're a spook because you have no soul.

You sold it to the Clinton Pig and then Trump kicked it right out of her butt.


 
Jan 18, 2019 04:21:02   #
https://www.politicususa.com/2019/01/17/shutdown-trump-approval.html


Trump’s approval rating is down 13 points with white evangelicals and 15 points with suburban white men over the last month due to the government shutdown.
Donald Trump’s overall job approval rating in the latest NPR/Marist poll is 39%, but his base is falling out from under him:


– Down significantly among suburban men, a net-positive approval rating of 51-to-39 percent to a net-negative of 42 percent approve, 48 percent disapprove. That’s a net change of down 18 percentage points.

– Down a net of 13 points among white evangelicals, from 73-to-17 percent approve to 66-to-23 percent approve.
– Down a net of 10 points among Republicans, from 90-to-7 percent approve to 83-to-10 percent.
– Down marginally among white men without a college degree, from 56-to-34 percent approve to 50-to-35 percent approve, a net change downward of 7 points.
The only segment of Trump’s base that isn’t included in these numbers is rural white voters, and there are signs that the president is slipping with them as well.



The Government Shutdown Is Wrecking Trump
This is going to come as a shock to Donald Trump, but lots of Republicans work in the government, work with the federal government, or have family members who are contractors with the government. The number of people who are being impacted by this shutdown is much larger and growing bigger than the 800,000 federal workers who are often cited in media reports.

Millions of Americans are financially suffering because Trump wants his wall. The wall is not popular or considered needed by the vast majority of Americans. Trump is engaging in a political act of self-destruction by shutting down the government to get his wall. The Republican Party is shrinking before our eyes, as even parts of Trump’s base have had enough.
For more discussion about this story join our Rachel Maddow and MSNBC group.
Jan 18, 2019 04:13:16   #
https://www.politicususa.com/2019/01/17/trump-could-be-facing-20-years-in-prison-for-witness-tampering.html


Former Watergate prosecutor Nick Akerman pointed out that Trump’s efforts to intimidate Michael Cohen into not testifying are a felony that carries a 20-year prison sentence.
After Trump threatened Michael Cohen’s family with damaging information, Akerman said on MSNBC, “You have another series of campaign contribution violations that most likely were not reported as they should be. In addition to that, you have Donald Trump involved in the campaign violations just as he was in the payments to the two women and also involved in trying to intimidate a witness.

Which is witness tampering. It is a 20-year felony under the criminal code. The idea that he is trying to scare Michael Cohen out of testifying is just an outrage. And Cohen rightfully is concerned that the statements that Donald Trump is making are going to put his family in danger.”

Trump keeps digging the hole deeper.
Donald Trump has been using these same tactics for decades, but he is president now and the spotlight is on him.

Trump can’t get out of trouble with threats of damaging information, and it is unlikely that he is going to face trial while he occupies the White House, but there is an increasing possibility that someday Trump could step out of the White House and be immediately charged with a variety of crimes.
Trump is desperate to hang on to the presidency because it could be the only thing keeping him from spending the rest of his life inside of a prison cell.
Jan 18, 2019 03:54:22   #
Airforceone wrote:
Just an example of comments from the White House clown show. There were many more but I try to keep it simple.


We need to withdraw from NATO which means we close down all our military bases in Europe.

We have decimated ISIS and they no less Niger exist.
4 dead ISIS dead in Syria bombing

I never said the Trump campaign did not collude with Russia. What happened to the Russian investigation was a hoax. Wow that’s great to hear,

Why does this country have a special council just to investigate Paul Manafort. Now that was funny

3 hrs after the killing of 4 of our military personnel in Syria where ISIS took the credit. Mike Pence holds a news conference and says Trump has completely destroyed ISIS.

Federal workers that are furloughed why are they complaining there getting a free vacation.

The banks are helping these furloughed fed employees by giving them loans when they get paid they pay it back. Ha ha that was great but no mention of loan application cost and the 12% interest.

My 5 private meetings with Putin where I destroyed the notes, told the translator not to discuss anything with my administration ( WAS A VERY DUCCESSFUL MEETING)
Just an example of comments from the White House c... (show quote)


Jan 18, 2019 03:48:26   #
woodguru wrote:
I think she's going to rile him up and tip him off the deep end to where he can't help himself and does some really moronic thing that gets his butt article twenty fived.

It's going to dawn on the idiot soon that he put the lives of the delegates in jeopardy by divulging their itinerary.

I'm already feeling sort of sorry for him, he and the GOP are out of their league. She just ran a voice vote over on the minority that didn't know the rules, or at least forgot. They passed a continuing resolution to keep government open until February right by them.
I think she's going to rile him up and tip him off... (show quote)


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