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The Russian thing goes from bad to more bad. Mark Corallo has resigned as spokesman for Trump's legal team.

If there's nothing to hire why go to all the trouble to ...

"The New York Times reported that Mr Trump's team was looking to discredit the investigation led by Mr Mueller, analysing the background of the lawyers hired by him in search of any possible conflicts of interest.

Meanwhile, the Washington Post said that the president's lawyers were working to find ways to limit or undercut the investigation, also looking into possible conflicts of interest in Mr Mueller's team, and discussing the president's authority to grant pardons."

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-40678397

I see another first for Trump coming on - he'll grant a pardon to himself when he's impeached.
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"The role of President Trump's lawyer Marc Kasowitz's is being reduced, according to two people familiar with the matter, and he could depart the team entirely.

Kasowitz is no longer running the legal strategy, one of these people said. It will now be handled by Ty Cobb, the internal White House lawyer, and John Dowd, a combative but respected Washington attorney."

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Probably because in Trump's words "didn't make this Russia thing go away"
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Old 21.07.2017, 10:21
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If nothing else, Trump will spice up history lessons of future students.
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Old 21.07.2017, 10:53
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If nothing else, Trump will spice up history lessons of future students.
There will be a lot of numbers to learn...
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If nothing else, Trump will spice up history lessons of future students.
The President who slayed political correctness.
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Old 21.07.2017, 11:16
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The President who slayed political correctness.
I'd say he's more a beneficiary of that social trend rather than an instigator.
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The President who slayed political correctness.
That's a bit lame, no? Encouraging the population to call each other cheap and lazy stereotype-names - go Trump, ya trail-blazing maverick...

I'll start the ball rolling...
What a w@nkstain.
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That's a bit lame, no? Encouraging the population to call each other cheap and lazy stereotype-names - go Trump, ya trail-blazing maverick...
Well that's one way of looking at it.

I like that he is helping to destroy the idea that you shouldn't talk about certain issues in case someone might be offended by it - he should be a hero to all true liberals!

The first step to solving problems is recognizing that they exist.
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That's a bit lame, no? Encouraging the population to call each other cheap and lazy stereotype-names - go Trump, ya trail-blazing maverick...

I'll start the ball rolling...
What a w@nkstain.
You're not a true Trumpian .... you used the @.
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Old 21.07.2017, 11:40
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Well that's one way of looking at it.

I like that he is helping to destroy the idea that you shouldn't talk about certain issues in case someone might be offended by it.

The first step to solving problems is recognizing that they exist.
You mean like Russia interfering in US affairs? That kind of "political" correctness?

Or do you mean undermining the media that doesn't write nice stuff about you as well as blocking out those media houses from press-conferences at the WH? Because he seems to be offended when people shine a light on him for the phoney he is (and evidently knows it).

Yeah, that dastardly PC clap trap should be stamped out so he can freely stick his hand up a woman's skirt and call a Mexican a "bad hombre"; he's on a veritable anti-PC crusade.

Until it's something that offends him.

I know - he could go down in history for being the biggest double-standards-blowhard.
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Old 21.07.2017, 11:42
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I see another first for Trump coming on - he'll grant a pardon to himself when he's impeached.
That would make two firsts as he'd need to do that prospectively
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Well that's one way of looking at it.

I like that he is helping to destroy the idea that you shouldn't talk about certain issues in case someone might be offended by it - he should be a hero to all true liberals!

The first step to solving problems is recognizing that they exist.
According to you, Mr Trump will have a major turn around on his "employ Americans only" policy then. Goody!
<<President Trump's Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida filed requests with the government on Thursday to hire 70 temporary foreign workers as cooks, housekeepers and servers at the private club, according to records posted by the Labor Department.>>
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You mean like Russia interfering in US affairs? That kind of "political" correctness?
Seeing that ever since Truman, the US has been interfering in the affairs of virtually every country where it could, I'm surprised that it should be such a shock to some that the reverse is also possible.
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Yeah, that dastardly PC clap trap should be stamped out so he can freely stick his hand up a woman's skirt and call a Mexican a "bad hombre"; he's on a veritable anti-PC crusade.
Did he really stick his hand up a woman's skirt or is just the usual hysteria?

Bad hombre
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Did he really stick his hand up a woman's skirt or is just the usual hysteria?

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Depends if he stands by his audio recording or not.
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...I see another first for Trump coming on - he'll grant a pardon to himself when he's impeached.
Article II Section 2 of the Constitution gives the president the power to “grant Reprieves and Pardons for Offences against the United States, except in Cases of Impeachment.”.

Urs Max raises an interesting idea above. Trump could possibly pardon himself for plenty of things before it got to an impeachment and removal from office trial. In theory, that could render such hearings pointless as he'd already been pardoned of any wrongdoing. In practice, I see the Supreme Court having a busy 4 years.
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Re: Will Trump be a Good President?

Well the US law courts seem to be keeping Trump in order.

Today's news
Judge refuses to remove block on Trump sanctuary city order

U.S. District Judge William Orrick III in San Francisco ruled that a recent memo from the Justice Department that appeared to narrow the scope of Trump's executive order on sanctuary cities did not remove the need for a court-ordered injunction.

Orrick wrote that the memo is not binding and the attorney general can revoke it at any time.

Trump issued the executive order in January, shortly after he was inaugurated, directing that funding be slashed to all jurisdictions that refuse to comply with a statute that requires local governments to share information with U.S. immigration authorities.

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As mentioned before, Presidential Executive Orders have limited value because they can be challenged in Court and if they involve increased Budgets then Congress has to approve the Budget change.

The best way to move things forward is by Congress approving Bills to create new laws but so far (luckily) Trump has had little success here.
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Or do you mean undermining the media that doesn't write nice stuff about you as well as blocking out those media houses from press-conferences at the WH? Because he seems to be offended when people shine a light on him for the phoney he is (and evidently knows it

The mainstream media by and large lean much further left than the average American. This is one of the factors that got Trump elected.

Maybe they should accept more diverse opinions and try to offer a more balanced coverage? Had they done that Trump probably wouldn't have stood a chance.
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The mainstream media by and large lean much further left than the average American. This is one of the factors that got Trump elected.

Maybe they should accept more diverse opinions and try to offer a more balanced coverage? Had they done that Trump probably wouldn't have stood a chance.
This is the kind of statement that intrigues me. What more "balanced" coverage could they have provided? Trump is off the rails himself, and not necessarily on the "conservative" side of things. Anything that is reported about him, no matter how nicely you try to phrase it, shows his nutty side. His own words speak for themselves. He's practically in his own universe.

As for leaning "left" what does that really mean? If you ask a so-called "leftist" or "liberal" that largely means they support equal pay, better rights for workers, better environmental protections, healthcare for all, etc. Is that such a bad thing?

As for leaning "right" those folks seem to favor fewer regulations, whether it's gun control, rights for workers, environment, etc. - except when it comes to women's rights and religion, in which case more laws are needed to protect unborn babies and Christianity. The idea exceptions are carved out for women and religion is disturbing to me.

To me, the far right seems to blame anyone in unfortunate circumstances as if they brought on all their own problems. The far left on the other hand doesn't seem to require anyone to take responsibility for themselves. Surely somewhere in the middle there's a balance??
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The mainstream media by and large lean much further left than the average American. This is one of the factors that got Trump elected.

Maybe they should accept more diverse opinions and try to offer a more balanced coverage? Had they done that Trump probably wouldn't have stood a chance.
Is that your opinion or do you have a source? I would not think WSJ or Fox are especially left leaning and FOX is the biggest?

Anyway after the way Trump has been attacking the media for years they had little choice but to oppose?
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Re: Will Trump be a Good President?

Nooo!!!!! Spicey's gone! I'll actually miss his alternative press briefings.

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WASHINGTON — Sean Spicer, the White House press secretary, resigned on Friday morning, telling President Trump he vehemently disagreed with the appointment of the New York financier Anthony Scaramucci as communications director.
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/07/21/u...secretary.html
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