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Re: Will Trump be a Good President?

The Tampa Bay Times announced that it would cut about 50 jobs after new tariffs imposed by the Trump administration dramatically increased the cost of newsprint.

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Of course Trump also has subtle ways to attack newspapers
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Trump isn't a dictator, nor will he ever be. Normal people understand this and get turned off by the exaggeration. In the sanctity of the polling booth they're more likely to express this by putting a cross next to Trump's name, as we saw last time around.


The first step in becoming a dictator is to want to be one, and given the way he fawns over every autocrat he's met I think theres no doubt that Spanky wants to be one. I really hope the U.S. legal checks and balances are enough, I would previously have been sure they were until I saw how the Reps folded. Given that, all that remains is the hope that his stupidity is enough of a check.
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Re: Will Trump be a Good President?

President Trump’s personal lawyer, Michael Cohen, has dropped his libel lawsuit against Fusion GPS and BuzzFeed, Cohen's attorney, David Schwartz, told Politico.

Cohen had sued the two entities in January over claims made about him in the so-called Steele dossier.

The document, compiled by former British intelligence officer Christopher Steele, made (so far) unverified claims that Cohen had suspicious ties to Russian figures.

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If the FBI can persuade Cohen to cooperate with them then he is the person most likely to know if Trump has any "dirty laundry".

Trump and the GOP have described the dossier as false or "the Dirty Dossier" or "discredited and phony" so it is surprising that Cohen is walking away from this opportunity of making easy compensation money from defamation damages?
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Old 19.04.2018, 19:55
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Trump tweeted the following today (at 4:49 am, local time):

"While Japan and South Korea would like us to go back into TPP, I don’t like the deal for the United States. Too many contingencies and no way to get out if it doesn’t work. Bilateral deals are far more efficient, profitable and better for OUR workers. Look how bad WTO is to U.S."

I wonder if his advisors know that South Korea is not in the TPP. Maybe one of them should tell him.
Poor old Trump seems to be drifting ever further away from reality!

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Governor Jerry Brown announced he will deploy “up to 400 National Guard Troops” to do nothing. The crime rate in California is high enough, and the Federal Government will not be paying for Governor Brown’s charade. We need border security and action, not words!
Trump called up the National Guard under Title 32 so they are under the governor’s command and control and the Feds have to pay!
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Old 19.04.2018, 20:35
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The federal judge who presided over a case surrounding one of the FBI's most notorious scandals in recent years to protect the identity of Whitey Bulger, a former gangster and FBI informant chided conservative media personalities Sean Hannity and Rush Limbaugh for trying to tie special counsel Robert Mueller to the episode.

"I was unsparing in my criticism of the FBI and Justice Department officials who were responsible for this wrongful imprisonment. I named names where the record supported it," she wrote. "I resoundingly condemned the government in an unusual court session in which I read my conclusions."

"Mr. Mueller is mentioned nowhere in my opinion; nor in the submissions of the plaintiffs’ lead trial counsel, Juliane Balliro; nor in 'Black Mass,' the book about Mr. Bulger and the FBI written by former reporters for The Boston Globe."

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Sean Hannity has the title of opinion host for Fox News although he likes to pretend he is a journalist, he blasted the FBI for their search warrant on Trump's lawyer Cohen without mentioning he is a client of Cohen

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Old 19.04.2018, 21:03
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In court today Michael Dreeben, an attorney for the Justice Department, told U.S. District Judge Amy Berman Jackson that part of Mueller’s probe into Manafort is investigating whether the former campaign chair provided “back channels” to Russia.
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Old 19.04.2018, 22:15
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Comey is being interviewed live on CNN. I can't stand Jake Tapper.
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Busy day today

A federal appeals court on Tuesday upheld a nationwide injunction that blocks the Trump administration from putting certain conditions on federal grant funding to force so-called sanctuary cities to comply with immigration enforcement efforts.

A three-judge panel on the Chicago-based 7th Circuit Court of Appeals agreed that Chicago is likely to succeed in its challenge to Attorney General Jeff Sessions’s mandate ¨

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Re: Will Trump be a Good President?

It must be Friday:

Rudy Giuliani yesterday decided to join Trump's legal team (they are best buds). He says that he should be able to clean up the Meuller investigation in a week or two.

Great GIF about the news on The Daily Show's Twitter account (see the one with the skier).

https://twitter.com/TheDailyShow/sta...81733173628928
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It must be Friday:

Rudy Giuliani yesterday decided to join Trump's legal team (they are best buds). He says that he should be able to clean up the Meuller investigation in a week or two.

Great GIF about the news on The Daily Show's Twitter account (see the one with the skier).

https://twitter.com/TheDailyShow/sta...81733173628928
Yup, Rudy will get to the bottom of all of this in no time at all. Or the top. Or the middle, or the side.
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Yup, Rudy will get to the bottom of all of this in no time at all. Or the top. Or the middle, or the side.
Now you are all being silly!

It is obvious!

Rudy will persuade Trump to confess and then the probe will be quickly closed.
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It is definitely Friday

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Looks like OPEC is at it again. With record amounts of Oil all over the place, including the fully loaded ships at sea, Oil prices are artificially Very High!
No good and will not be accepted!
Now the US is an exporter of 1.5 million barrels per day of high grade oils you would think Trump would be happy?

I am sure the US shale oil producers welcome the high prices!
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It must be Friday:

Rudy Giuliani yesterday decided to join Trump's legal team (they are best buds). He says that he should be able to clean up the Meuller investigation in a week or two.

Great GIF about the news on The Daily Show's Twitter account (see the one with the skier).

https://twitter.com/TheDailyShow/sta...81733173628928
Trump sure has talent...for making some of the weirdest choices of people to be on his "best, the very best most amazing team EVER". Believe me.
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Old 20.04.2018, 17:18
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The Democratic National Committee is suing the Russian government, the Trump campaign and WikiLeaks, alleging that the three entities conspired to help Trump win the election.

The Washington Post reported Friday that the DNC filed the multi-million dollar lawsuit in federal district court in Manhattan.
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I am desperately trying to think of a suitable comment!
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...I am desperately trying to think of a suitable comment!
I'll give it a go...

FFS! Doesn't the DNC have better things to do with its money and time? How about coming up with some viable candidates people actually want to vote for in November?
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Old 20.04.2018, 17:38
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Re: Will Trump be a Good President?

Anyone interested in reading the actual text of the law suit against the Trump campaign it is here, it runs to 66 pages so make yourself comfortable before starting.

How about Michelle Obama for President

So whatever Rudy manages to do to stop the Mueller probe, this story will run and run....
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Very definitely Friday

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The Democratic National Committee is suing the Russian government, the Trump campaign and WikiLeaks, alleging that the three entities conspired to help Trump win the election.

The Washington Post reported Friday that the DNC filed the multi-million dollar lawsuit in federal district court in Manhattan.
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I am desperately trying to think of a suitable comment!
Hmmmmmmm... Shouldn't they wait for Mueller's report before suing Russia (just putting aside the ridiculousness of attempting to sue the Putin government over anything, let alone this); suing Wikileaks is like trying to catch flames off a bonfire; and as for suing the Trump campaign for winning, well, isn't that what political campaigns are supposed to try to do?

Maybe they should sue the American people, or just under half of them, anyway...

Yet again this week: it isn't still April 1, is it?!
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I'll give it a go...

FFS! Doesn't the DNC have better things to do with its money and time? How about coming up with some viable candidates people actually want to vote for in November?
They want to get under the big Don's skin. Stay tuned to see if it works. Should not be long.

"The Washington Post reported that Democrats filed a similar lawsuit in 1972 after Watergate, “The lawsuit echoes a similar legal tactic that the Democratic Party used during the Watergate scandal. In 1972, the DNC filed suit against then President Richard Nixon’s reelection committee seeking $1 million in damages for the break-in at Democratic headquarters in the Watergate building.The suit was denounced at the time by Nixon’s attorney general, John Mitchell, who called it a case of ‘sheer demagoguery’ by the DNC. But the civil action brought by former DNC chair Lawrence F. O’Brien was ultimately successful, yielding a $750,000 settlement from the Nixon campaign that was reached on the day in 1974 that Nixon left office.”

"The lawsuit is a trap, and whether it is Stormy Daniels, James Comey, or the Democratic Party, Trump has shown that he lacks the discipline to stay away from the bait. After Trump gets off the golf course today, he will start tweeting, and will not be smart enough to leave this alone.

Trump is a dumber and more corrupt Richard Nixon, so it makes perfect sense that the same strategy that brought Nixon down stands a good chance of taking out Trump."


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Former deputy FBI Director Andrew McCabe is planning to sue the Trump administration for defamation and wrongful termination, according to multiple media reports Friday.

McCabe’s lawyer Michael Bromwich told reporters that McCabe is also considering filing other civil claims
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I am no lawyer but some of Trump's tweets about McCabe might well be considered defamation?
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Now I'm really pissed.

No parent should be so tortured.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/04/20/u...rtner=msft_msn
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