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The plot thickens.

Attorney General Jeff Sessions met with the Russian Ambassador to the US Sergey Kislyak to discuss Trump campaign matters during the 2016 presidential election, according to US intelligence intercepts, The Washington Post reports.

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Of course this is yet another "anonymous sources" report so cannot be proven before the Mueller investigation reaches a conclusion!

However it might explain why Comey told the Senate panel during his public hearing. “Our judgment, as I recall, was that he [Sessions] was very close to and inevitably going to recuse himself for a variety of reasons,”
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Old 22.07.2017, 08:34
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The Senate parliamentarian advised Friday in an informal and preliminary ruling that key conservative agenda items in the proposed repeal and replace Bill, including defunding Planned Parenthood for one year and banning coverage of abortion in Obamacare insurance plans, do not comply with Senate rules on reconciliation, the fast-track procedure the GOP is using to repeal Obamacare.

Other provisions identified by the parliamentarian would fund insurance cost-sharing subsidies and impose a six-month waiting period for individuals attempting to enroll in coverage for the first time.

The 52 Senate Republicans would need to muster 60 votes to preserve each provision flagged by the parliamentarian for potentially violating the so-called Byrd rule which is not possible as Democrats oppose the Bill.

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Old 22.07.2017, 10:29
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There was a rumour going around the Spicer stopped the "on-camera" White House Press briefings because he was fed up with Trump watching them on TV and criticising his performance.

Will be interesting to see if Sanders goes back to "on-camera" and if so for how long
Spicey always looked a bit uncomfortable at the podium. Sanders looks reasonably comfortable, but I'm afraid because she's a woman she's going to get more scrutiny than her predecessor. Spicer got criticized for his too-big suit and his temperament, but that was about it. Huckabee-Sanders is going to be analyzed for her hair, makeup, clothing, and seemingly permanent grumpy face. Plus what she says.

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The Senate parliamentarian advised Friday in an informal and preliminary ruling that key conservative agenda items in the proposed repeal and replace Bill, including defunding Planned Parenthood for one year and banning coverage of abortion in Obamacare insurance plans, do not comply with Senate rules on reconciliation, the fast-track procedure the GOP is using to repeal Obamacare...
Well that's her out of a job soon...

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...Of course this is yet another "anonymous sources" report so cannot be proven before the Mueller investigation reaches a conclusion...
I may not be a Trump fan, but I'm rather disgusted with all the leaks coming out of Washington. The various media outlets are tripping over themselves to get the latest scoop. It seems people who work in government are also tripping over themselves to leak some sort of bombshell info. What ever happened to keep your mouth shut and let the investigator do his work? All these leaks risk compromising the investigation or at least tainting it as the witch hunt Trump says it is.
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Old 22.07.2017, 11:01
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Will be interesting to see if Sanders goes back to "on-camera" and if so for how long
She's a characterless drone bot. Trump can always just change the chip in the back of her neck.
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She's a characterless drone bot. Trump can always just change the chip in the back of her neck.
I think it's great that the Trump administration isn't afraid of empowering women.
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Old 22.07.2017, 11:31
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I think it's great that the Trump administration isn't afraid of empowering women.
I believe Hillary has the same view
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Old 22.07.2017, 11:41
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Spicey always looked a bit uncomfortable at the podium. Sanders looks reasonably comfortable, but I'm afraid because she's a woman she's going to get more scrutiny than her predecessor. Spicer got criticized for his too-big suit and his temperament, but that was about it. Huckabee-Sanders is going to be analyzed for her hair, makeup, clothing, and seemingly permanent grumpy face. Plus what she says.



Well that's her out of a job soon...



I may not be a Trump fan, but I'm rather disgusted with all the leaks coming out of Washington. The various media outlets are tripping over themselves to get the latest scoop. It seems people who work in government are also tripping over themselves to leak some sort of bombshell info. What ever happened to keep your mouth shut and let the investigator do his work? All these leaks risk compromising the investigation or at least tainting it as the witch hunt Trump says it is.
"I'm rather disgusted with all the leaks coming out of Washington. " I suppose if you are a loyal and patriotic US intelligence agent and you believe you have evidence that the top legal person in the US Govt. is corrupt, colluding with Russia and a serial liar to boot then you may think the investigation is proceeding too slowly and so follow your chief's oath breaking example?

On the other had maybe some people just like spreading false stories?
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Old 22.07.2017, 12:29
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Watching the new White House communications director Anthony Scaramucci talking to the press on CNN last night, I was wondering how comedians would portray him (assuming that they target him at all, but it seems unlikely they wouldn't). A diminutive Italian mobster, maybe? His small size and intense dark looks even seemed a tad reminiscent of another "communications director"!
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I propose SNL hire CNN's Jake Tapper:
Well Goodfellas was on last night
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I think it's great that the Trump administration isn't afraid of empowering women.
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Old 22.07.2017, 16:40
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Re: Will Trump be a Good President?

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Donald J. Trump‏@realDonaldTrump 4 hours ago

A new INTELLIGENCE LEAK from the Amazon Washington Post,this time against A.G. Jeff Sessions.These illegal leaks, like Comey's, must stop!
If it is an Intelligence leak, not fake news, then Trump is endorsing that it is a true story
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Old 22.07.2017, 19:42
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Re: Will Trump be a Good President?

The House and Senate reached a deal Saturday to slap Russia with fresh sanctions and give Congress new veto power to block any easing of those sanctions (by Trump) -- an agreement that could send a new bill to President Donald Trump's desk before the end of the month.

"Given the many transgressions of Russia, and President Trump's seeming inability to deal with them, a strong sanctions bill such as the one Democrats and Republicans have just agreed to is essential," Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer said in a statement.

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Doubt Trump will be happy to have his options limited by this
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If it is an Intelligence leak, not fake news, then Trump is endorsing that it is a true story
No, he's changing the subject as usual.

Collusion with Russia? Look over there, shiny things! A server missing 30,000 emails from Clinton! She should be in jail!
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The House and Senate reached a deal Saturday to slap Russia with fresh sanctions and give Congress new veto power to block any easing of those sanctions (by Trump) -- an agreement that could send a new bill to President Donald Trump's desk before the end of the month.

"Given the many transgressions of Russia, and President Trump's seeming inability to deal with them, a strong sanctions bill such as the one Democrats and Republicans have just agreed to is essential," Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer said in a statement.

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Doubt Trump will be happy to have his options limited by this
He'll likely refuse to sign it.
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Old 22.07.2017, 20:34
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No, he's changing the subject as usual.

Collusion with Russia? Look over there, shiny things! A server missing 30,000 emails from Clinton! She should be in jail!
Trump probably already saw the Session transcripts during his regular intelligence briefings.

Distractions? The investigators are serious people, whatever Trump says is just some distant background noise.
So far as Trump core base is concerned they will anyway believe every Trump word.

Interesting they are investigating his tax returns; tax is wot finished Al Capone!
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Told you he'd try it.

"US President Donald Trump has insisted he has the "complete power" to pardon people, amid reports he is considering presidential pardons for family members, aides and even himself.

A Democratic Party spokesman has called the reports "extremely disturbing".

"Presidents can pardon people before guilt is established or even before the person is charged with a crime.

Describing the reports as disturbing, Senator Mark Warner, a Democrat who sits on the House Intelligence Committee, said "pardoning any individuals who may have been involved would be crossing a fundamental line".

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-40692709

Exactly how you can pardon someone before they even been charged with anything is beyond me.

He just keeps digging a deeper and deeper hole for himself over this Russian thing. Should let the proper authorities investigate, but no. He can't keep his big mouth shut. Impeachment getting closer every day.

And another article explaining more about it.

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-40693249
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No! He got in on a technicality...electoral college technicality! And it does not look good for him at the moment. Just saying!
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The House and Senate reached a deal Saturday to slap Russia with fresh sanctions and give Congress new veto power to block any easing of those sanctions (by Trump) -- an agreement that could send a new bill to President Donald Trump's desk before the end of the month.

"Given the many transgressions of Russia, and President Trump's seeming inability to deal with them, a strong sanctions bill such as the one Democrats and Republicans have just agreed to is essential,"
Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer said in a statement.

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Doubt Trump will be happy to have his options limited by this
Wow, what a sentence! I'm flabbergasted. It's an official statement that the governement is convinced that the president is not only incapable but even needs to be restricted.
They (both parties, even his own) basically declared to the whole world, that they have a useless president who should not be taken seriously. You could almost go so far; They told us all not to worry, they will control him.

Have we ever had such a thing in history?
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Wow, what a sentence! I'm flabbergasted. It's an official statement that the governement is convinced that the president is not only incapable but even needs to be restricted.
They (both parties, even his own) basically declared to the whole world, that they have a useless president who should not be taken seriously. You could almost go so far; They told us all not to worry, they will control him.

Have we ever had such a thing in history?
Indeed, seems a majority in Congress do not trust Trump with respect to Russia. Of course a lot of them have had official access to confidential Intelligence briefings

Not really the same but Congress did once long ago vote to limit the power of the President to start wars but that has been diluted.
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Indeed, seems a majority in Congress do not trust Trump with respect to Russia. Of course a lot of them have had official access to confidential Intelligence briefings

Not really the same but Congress did once long ago vote to limit the power of the President to start wars but that has been diluted.
Which president was that and did they publicly say, it was because this specific president was not trusted with the war-subject?

A general change of laws and/or restriction of an office is not the same imo.
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