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Can you imagine how quickly would DM be forced to declare bankruptcy if every victim of slandering had sued them?

Good for her...hope she will have the good taste to donate those money to some charity.

(sorry but I never agreed with involving her in all the mud her husband seems to enjoy)

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Good for her...hope she will have the good taste to donate those money to some charity.

(sorry but I never agreed with involving her in all the mud her husband seems to enjoy)
Just heard that the damages plus legal costs amounts to less than £3 million. As you said, I hope she takes the high ground and donates it to charity.
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Old 12.04.2017, 18:07
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Re: Will Trump be a Good President?

Now you have the The New Yorker jumping on the Spicer bandwagon.

"DISTURBED MAN GETS PAST WHITE HOUSE SECURITY, GIVES PRESS CONFERENCE"

http://www.newyorker.com/humor/borow...ess-conference
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Old 12.04.2017, 21:38
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Never ending story...
The situation for Trump just gets worse and worse; I doubt we will never know the exact truth but the shadowy links between Trumps team and Russia do not fade away; instead practically every day something new emerges.

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After a review of the same intelligence reports brought to light by House Intelligence Chairman Devin Nunes, both Republican and Democratic lawmakers and aides have so far found no evidence that Obama administration officials did anything unusual or illegal, multiple sources in both parties tell CNN.

Their private assessment contradicts President Donald Trump's allegations that former Obama national security adviser Susan Rice broke the law by requesting the "unmasking" of US individuals' identities.
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Broken by The Washington Post, reveals that the FBI obtained a secret Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court court warrant in August 2016 aimed at monitoring the communications of one-time Trump foreign policy adviser Carter Page.
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"The FBI and the Justice Department obtained the warrant targeting Carter Page's communications after convincing a Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court judge that there was probable cause to believe Page was acting as an agent of a foreign power, in this case Russia, according to the officials."
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Quite why David Nunes, head of the House Intelligence Committee, allowed himself to be drawn into this quagmire will probably never be known. Maybe he was naive enough to believe that the real facts would never emerge although this Administration has more leaks than a colander!
Whether the multiple investigations will enable Nunes to retains his roles and credibility is something we will have to wait and see.

Regardless of the House and Senate Intelligence committees and the House ethics committee investigations and whatever they decide; the elephant in the room is the FBI investigations and where they will lead
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Old 12.04.2017, 21:44
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Now you have the The New Yorker jumping on the Spicer bandwagon.

"DISTURBED MAN GETS PAST WHITE HOUSE SECURITY, GIVES PRESS CONFERENCE"

http://www.newyorker.com/humor/borow...ess-conference
Actually I feel sorry for Spicer, how he can stand up in open Press conferences against some of the most hard nosed journalists in the world and try to explain Trump's actions is a modern wonder.

Myself I would long ago have tried the Blackadder ploy of sticking a pair of underpants on my head and sticking two pencils up my nose so I can be invalided out.
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Spicer is on a roll.

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Re: Will Trump be a Good President?

Just watching Jake Tapper on CNN interviewing Carter Page. That guy has a face I would love to slap. Either he's a stooge or he's the smuggest git I've seen in a long time. He sets my spidey senses on full throttle.
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EF Trump and co supporters on EF seem to have gone a bit quiet-

dime dropping perhaps still, better late than never they say.
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Re: Will Trump be a Good President?

Things are not looking good for Steve Bannon. It's beginning to look like a full-on barney between the traditional right and the alt-right

http://www.vox.com/policy-and-politi...-new-york-post
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Things are not looking good for Steve Bannon. It's beginning to look like a full-on barney between the traditional right and the alt-right

http://www.vox.com/policy-and-politi...-new-york-post
I have to admit I found that viewing Bannon thru the Breitbart lense rather frightening that he had so much influence.

Actually Trump seems to moving in better directions.
As well as down playing Bannon (out of the National Security Council) he has endorsed NATO, is taking an interest in foreign policy instead of the US only approach, has appointed a couple of reputable Generals to his staff, seems to be taking a more measured approach to NAFTA and may really be successful at reorganising the Govt. machine to be less costly and more efficient.

On the other hand I doubt he will stop tweeting and stick to only making truthful statements in the future.
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Martin, I doubt it- at least not according to this:

http://money.cnn.com/2017/03/01/news...al-steel-jobs/
Trump says China has turned back N. Korean coal ships, lauds it as 'big step'

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Of course Trump is not renowned for accurate statements
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Trump says China has turned back N. Korean coal ships, lauds it as 'big step'

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Of course Trump is not renowned for accurate statements
This is 2 days old... http://www.reuters.com/article/us-ch...-idUSKBN17D0D8
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Re: Will Trump be a Good President?

I didn't know this...

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The North is technically at war with the United States and South Korea after the 1950-53 Korean War ended in a truce and not a peace treaty.The North regularly threatens to destroy both countries.
http://uk.reuters.com/article/uk-nor...-idUKKBN17E2CP
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Old 13.04.2017, 09:33
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EF Trump and co supporters on EF seem to have gone a bit quiet . . .
I suppose they are all on tenterhooks waiting to see what that weak minded and vacillating fool is going to do next. Anyone who supported him on the basis of his campaign promises will already be experiencing anger, alarm and deep disappointment.
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Actually Trump seems to moving in better directions.
As well as down playing Bannon (out of the National Security Council) he has endorsed NATO, is taking an interest in foreign policy instead of the US only approach, has appointed a couple of reputable Generals to his staff, seems to be taking a more measured approach to NAFTA and may really be successful at reorganising the Govt. machine to be less costly and more efficient.
There are signs that Trump is making better decisions in the company he keeps and who has his ear. I'd love to know where this is coming from. The NATO endorsement is a huge step forward for him, but Jens Stoltenberg was impressive last night. I bet he did a great job of getting the facts across to Trump, whilst massaging his ego to keep him sweet. Whatever Trump's World view was up until that point, I have little doubt that Stoltenberg will have impressed the facts and genuine priorities upon him. The next time Bannon whispers in Trump's ear, he'll probably begin to recognise the bs when he hears it.

Another thing about the press conference that I liked is that Trump took his first question from Jeff Mason of Reuters and Stoltenberg took his first question from Jon Sopel of the BBC. Those choices matter. Trump went for the temple of business news and Stoltenberg for the World service/widest coverage.

Just watching the press conference again, and it looks like the penny dropped with Trump.
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There are signs that Trump is making better decisions in the company he keeps and who has his ear. I'd love to know where this is coming from. The NATO endorsement is a huge step forward for him, but Jens Stoltenberg was impressive last night. I bet he did a great job of getting the facts across to Trump, whilst massaging his ego to keep him sweet. Whatever Trump's World view was up until that point, I have little doubt that Stoltenberg will have impressed the facts and genuine priorities upon him. The next time Bannon whispers in Trump's ear, he'll probably begin to recognise the bs when he hears it.

Another thing about the press conference that I liked is that Trump took his first question from Jeff Mason of Reuters and Stoltenberg took his first question from Jon Sopel of the BBC. Those choices matter. Trump went for the temple of business news and Stoltenberg for the World service/widest coverage.

Just watching the press conference again, and it looks like the penny dropped with Trump.
I could see Trump going one of 3 ways when he was elected:

Crypto-fascist demagogue- He didn't waste much time with that one with his lunatic travel ban.

Complete idiot out of his depth- That was a bit more surprising but not much

Berlusconi- Leaves the running of the country to people who know what they're doing and disappears to play golf and grope women. This was the most optimistic scenario and there are signs that this is happening.

It's said that in the UK, when a new Prime Minister comes to power, the first thing that happens is that the very senior civil servants take them aside and explain exactly what the job involves and the next few weeks see their praetorian guard shift from their campaign mates and election agents, and become the very senior civil servants. The la la land of campaign time is replaced by the brutal reality of the job.

Obviously the US is a bit different, what with the president appointing their own White House staff, but it seems that even over there, there are competent people (whatever their agenda) running things, while the President and White House team are offering up at best a sideshow.
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EF Trump and co supporters on EF seem to have gone a bit quiet-
I can't speak for others nor do I consider myself a pure pro Trump either, but look at the debate..you do not need nor want other opinions here, oder?

There is plenty of room here for those who want to participate. I do think that people with a pov opposing yours do not care to chip in, however.

Invite a civil debate, maybe they will care . As it is, it's gotten incredibly monotone. Not interesting.

Not that this thread will have any effect on any political affairs of Trump, either. Maybe the echo soliciting here just empowers those who need it...those who do not, peacefully drift, without poking opponents.

As per Trump - no news where I am. People are mostly in favor of letting him do his work first, before getting all upset. He is old news by now where I am, it is better for him.
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There are signs that Trump is making better decisions in the company he keeps and who has his ear. I'd love to know where this is coming from. The NATO endorsement is a huge step forward for him, but Jens Stoltenberg was impressive last night. I bet he did a great job of getting the facts across to Trump, whilst massaging his ego to keep him sweet. Whatever Trump's World view was up until that point, I have little doubt that Stoltenberg will have impressed the facts and genuine priorities upon him. The next time Bannon whispers in Trump's ear, he'll probably begin to recognise the bs when he hears it.

Another thing about the press conference that I liked is that Trump took his first question from Jeff Mason of Reuters and Stoltenberg took his first question from Jon Sopel of the BBC. Those choices matter. Trump went for the temple of business news and Stoltenberg for the World service/widest coverage.

Just watching the press conference again, and it looks like the penny dropped with Trump.
I also posted that Trump is improving.

So, such a pity he decided to threaten the FBI head, Comey!

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This article is remarkable. Apparently Trump may withdraw subsidies for poor Americans healthcare, which are part of Obamacare, as a ruse to drag Democrats into negociations on the replacement for Obamacare.

Seems just incredibly dumb to me, but, hey, I'm biased. Does this look like a great piece of dealmaking to you, Trumplovers?

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