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« Reply #12120 on: March 04, 2018, 03:30:18 AM »
New story that a UAE advisor has also been meddling in the white house on middle eastern policy. 4 nations that US security is aware of identifies Jarrod as a weak link due to naivete and money problems.

At this point the best thing that could come out of this investigation is that the money trail in DC becomes transparent.

Should be a matter of public record if you seek public office for 5 years before and for 5 years after.

I think it is at this point clear that there was significant interference in due process. I don't know if there is a statistical way to calculate the impact. I also don't know how much the Dumpster campaign was aware of the situation of the money or influence.

I also believe the DNC is its own worst enemy and is not the subject of this investigation by dumb luck (i.e. clinton had no love for Putin) or they would have been in the same boat...

Sounds like Kelly's going to clear house

Seems like he was intentionally misled/not informed about Porter.....hes started swinging the axe since that debacle

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« Reply #12121 on: March 04, 2018, 08:23:12 AM »
https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/white-house/amp/trump-was-angry-unglued-when-he-started-trade-war-officials-n852641

With global markets shaken by President Donald Trump's surprise decision to impose strict tariffs on steel and aluminum imports, the president went into battle mode on Friday: "Trade wars are good, and easy to win," he wrote on Twitter.

But the public show of confidence belies the fact that Trump's policy maneuver, which may ultimately harm U.S. companies and American consumers, was announced without any internal review by government lawyers or his own staff, according to a review of an internal White House document.

According to two officials, Trump's decision to launch a potential trade war was born out of anger at other simmering issues and the result of a broken internal process that has failed to deliver him consensus views that represent the best advice of his team.

On Wednesday evening, the president became "unglued," in the words of one official familiar with the president's state of mind.

A trifecta of events had set him off in a way that two officials said they had not seen before: Hope Hicks' testimony to lawmakers investigating Russia's interference in the 2016 election, conduct by his embattled attorney general and the treatment of his son-in-law by his chief of staff.

Trump, the two officials said, was angry and gunning for a fight, and he chose a trade war, spurred on by Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross and Peter Navarro, the White House director for trade — and against longstanding advice from his economic chair Gary Cohn and Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin.

There were no prepared, approved remarks for the president to give at the planned meeting, there was no diplomatic strategy for how to alert foreign trade partners, there was no legislative strategy in place for informing Congress and no agreed upon communications plan beyond an email cobbled together by Ross's team at the Commerce Department late Wednesday that had not been approved by the White House.
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« Reply #12122 on: March 04, 2018, 10:11:56 AM »
I hope they have a better procedure for nuclear weapons deployment than just letting the lunatic do what he wants because he's angry.

It's terrifying.

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« Reply #12123 on: March 04, 2018, 11:23:39 AM »
I hope they have a better procedure for nuclear weapons deployment than just letting the lunatic do what he wants because he's angry.

It's terrifying.
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And nobody will contradict him.
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« Reply #12124 on: March 06, 2018, 11:13:35 PM »
Gary Cohn resigning

Markets will be fun tomorrow. The saner voices are leaving that administration. Trade wars = easy win according to footspurs.

All wars are trade wars
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« Reply #12125 on: March 07, 2018, 04:25:04 AM »
And Stormy Daniels is suing the Trump.

He is denying all, citing Boner spurs.

(Thanks Andy borowitz)

Never underestimate the predictability of stupidity

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« Reply #12126 on: March 07, 2018, 07:31:20 AM »
And Stormy Daniels is suing the Trump.

He is denying all, citing Boner spurs.

(Thanks Andy borowitz)

Stormy Daniels' complaint http://msnbcmedia.msn.com/i/TODAY/z_Creative/Filed%20Complaint.pdf)

Trump must be a PILF.
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« Reply #12127 on: March 09, 2018, 08:37:17 AM »
Two great minds are set to meet;

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-43339901

Kim Jong-un and Donnie are due to meet in May, wonder who will insult who first?

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« Reply #12128 on: March 09, 2018, 08:51:28 PM »
The man behind this video

https://youtu.be/dmeBMvGhf1g

where the kids walk in on the interview is a Korea expert. And he has been thinking about Trump

Robert E Kelly

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On the Trump-Kim Summit: Summits normally come at the end of a long series of negotiations at lower levels in which lots of devils in the details r hammered out. Trump, always the publicity-seeker, is just diving right in, which is why the Korea analyst community is responding /1


so hesitantly to the May summit news. So sure talks are good, and were this any other POTUS in the last 3 decades, I'd be thrilled. But consider that B Clinton wanted to visit North Korea only after 5 years of negotiating the Agreed Framework, & George W. Bush never seriously /2

considered a summit despite years of effort in the Six Party Talks. But now, less than a year after the 'armada,' fire and fury,' & 'totally destroy NK,' Trump is suddenly going to have a break-through summit? Wait, what? Just like that? Maybe. But that 'art of the deal' stuff /3


has mostly been vacuous fluff, and we know Trump doesn't study or even read. He also tends to fly wildly off-script (will he make some unpredictable, off-the-wall concession to NK?). And May means there's almost no time for all the staff prep necessary. Nor has public or elite /4


opinion in S Korea and the US been consulted. And the ideological and strategic differences between the US & NK remain basically as wide as ever; NK has not, despite all the upbeat atmospherics this year, actually made or even suggested any real concessions yet. Test freezes, /5




not pulling provocations on the border, family reunions, or reopening the Kaesong industrial park are not concessions. These are costless to the North, easily taken away or reversed, or profitable to it. The acid test is if the North will actually give up something real, /6




something they really value, like movement on human rights or nuclear safety. Of course denuclearization is the ultimate concession, but it is highly unlikely Pyongyang will just suddenly do that in the next few months after 40 years trying to develop these weapons. It is far /7




more likely that there would be a series of concessions and counter-concessions building trust and credibility over time (likely years) eventually rising to a serious discussion of denuclearization. Yet somehow Trump is going to get around all this? Even though we know about /8

Trump's chaotic management style, erratic, moody personality, and chronic staffing problems, especially regarding East Asia. I just don't see it, We can always hope, but it is just as reasonable to fear that Trump, the reality TV star who somehow stumbled into the presidency /9


for which he is woefully unfit, will wander from decades of joint US-South Korea policy, about which he naturally knows nothing, and make some kind of deal for a 'win' that no other US official would endorse. Obviously I hope I am wrong, but nothing in Trump's management of /10

his campaign or White House says he is focused or knowledgeable enough for something this high stakes. And that's not ideology talking. I am a registered Republican and worked once for a GOP congressman. It's just from watching 3 years of Trump's shambolic incompetence. END


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« Reply #12129 on: March 13, 2018, 12:59:02 PM »
Rex Tillerson ousted as Secretary of State a few hours after he speaks out on Russia - being replaced by Mike Pompeo - who was head of the CIA. Pompeo is replaced by Gina Haspel.

Funny how you can call the President a moron and nothing happens - but when you criticize Russia  ::)



Oh - and in a massive shock - Devin Nunes and the HIC announce they are ending their probe into the Russian collusion investigation - saying that there was no collusion between Trumps campaign and Russia  ::) ::) ::) ::) ::)
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« Reply #12130 on: March 13, 2018, 01:09:21 PM »
why does everyone keep leaving their job at the WH?

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WASHINGTON—President Donald Trump’s personal assistant, John McEntee, was escorted out of the White House on Monday, two senior administration officials said. The cause of the firing was an unspecified security issue, said a third White House official with knowledge of the situation.

White House press secretary Sarah Sanders declined to comment saying, “We don’t comment on personnel issues.” Mr. McEntee didn’t return a call seeking comment.

Mr. McEntee was one of the longest-serving aides to Mr. Trump, dating back to the earliest days of the campaign when some of the only aides around the then-candidate included Jared Kushner, the president’s son-in-law and senior adviser; Stephen Miller, the president’s policy director; White House communications director Hope Hicks, who announced her resignation two weeks ago; and Dan Scavino, who is the White House director of social media.

Mr. McEntee wasn’t as well known as the others, but had been a constant presence at Mr. Trump’s side for the past three years. He made sure Mr. Trump had markers to sign autographs, delivered messages to him in the White House residence and, over the weekend, ensured that the clocks in the White House residence were adjusted for daylight-saving time.

“It’s not going to be great for morale,” one White House official said about Mr. McEntee’s departure.

Mr. McEntee was removed from the White House grounds on Monday afternoon without being allowed to collect his belongings, a White House official said. He left without his jacket, a second White House official said.

It wasn’t clear exactly why Mr. McEntee was fired on Monday. He indicated to colleagues that it was an issue in his background.

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« Reply #12131 on: March 13, 2018, 02:01:22 PM »
Putin must be exhausted running two countries.

Luckily for him, he gets paid very, very, very well.

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« Reply #12132 on: March 13, 2018, 02:05:13 PM »
Putin must be exhausted running two countries.

Luckily for him, he gets paid very, very, very well.

It's a shit show . . . do you see how much Europe relies on natural gas from Russia??!!

There's only one Commander in Chief now and it certainly isn't "The Donald"!

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« Reply #12133 on: March 13, 2018, 05:30:05 PM »
Putin must be exhausted running two countries.

Luckily for him, he gets paid very, very, very well.

It's a shit show . . . do you see how much Europe relies on natural gas from Russia??!!

There's only one Commander in Chief now and it certainly isn't "The Donald"!
I think it's highly likely that you're wrong and I'm giving you until the end of the day to provide a credible response.

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« Reply #12134 on: March 13, 2018, 06:51:34 PM »
Hyperbole aside, do you not find it rather curious that Trump, he of the itchiest twitter finger on the planet and recklessly cavalier when it comes to naming and shaming and blaming, continually bends over backwards not to find fault with Putin and the Russians?

The Brits, including their Prime Minister, the US Secretary of State, the US British ambassador and all the rest are hardly party to information impugning the Russians that Trump doesn't have. And hours later, Tillerson is out on his arse.