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Old 10.10.2018, 01:05
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Re: Will Trump be a Good President?

Talking about Avenatti
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Michael Avenatti is offering to fight Donald Trump Jr. in a three-round mixed-martial arts fight for charity.
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The guy really is amusing, I doubt Jr. will take the challenge

Meanwhile some media are claiming the resignation of UN Ambassador Haley two days after Kav's confirmation is no coincidence.
Certainly Haley has made several comments about supporting sexual assault victims including saying the people with allegations against Trump and Kav deserved to be heard.

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But 3 Wishes...the caveat here which all should consider, is how much Kavenaugh could have made if he chose to go into private practice (millions more I believe...given his pedigree (Yale undergrad, Yale law). The average salary for an appellate judge is approximately $250,000 a year and sorry, this guy would have earned 3-4x that amount per annum going into private practice -particularly in DC ( an extremely expensive city in which to live). He chose differently and many would opt for the money...

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Federa..._United_States
It's a daft caveat though, isn't it. He has hasn't entered private practice and has had about 30 years to do so if he had wished. That's like saying an NHS doctor could have become a multimillionaire by doing plastic surgery instead...that wasn't their chosen career path.

Perhaps he also realized that Rapey, Rapey & Pissbag would have struggled to get clients, who knows.

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Re: Will Trump be a Good President?

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Talking about Avenatti


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The guy really is amusing, I doubt Jr. will take the challenge

Meanwhile some media are claiming the resignation of UN Ambassador Haley two days after Kav's confirmation is no coincidence.
Certainly Haley has made several comments about supporting sexual assault victims including saying the people with allegations against Trump and Kav deserved to be heard.
Yes one has to learn to read between the lines in US politics
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Yes, but the scope and duration of this investigation was limited - perhaps even by the White House. Is that a truly independent and thorough investigation? I don't think so.

Yes, they've investigated him before prior to other judicial appointments but this was for the SCOTUS and was focused on the alleged sexual assault. I can't get my head around the idea that they did not interview the two primary people involved during those 5 days, when they have such vast resources. Now - was that because they weren't allowed to, they didn't want to, didn't feel it was needed, or what? No one knows. If this report is so amazeballs and enlightening, why is it being kept behind closed doors and only a few people can see it? Why not release the whole thing to the public instead of a summary?

No, and even you know that the scope was limited to "credible" claims. So your insinuation that Ford is simply a crackpot is off. And again you're bringing partisanship on behalf of the accusers into it, when there is no hard evidence of that either. Your double-standards are mind-boggling.
Interesting that you believe what I said implies a) that Ford is a crackpot, b) that it's bringing partisanship and c) is double-standards. Probably says more about you than me.

Anyway, back to the point. This wasn't a criminal investigation, it was a background check conducted by the FBI for the senate with a focus on Ford’s allegations. Such checks normally centre on interviewing a nominee’s associates (hence background). The two primary people had already been interviewed by the Senate's judiciary committee in front of the world, the FBI had their statements, the question is what else they could learn by interviewing them again?
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I love that your first post after I mocked you was still ignoring the points I challenged you to address, I could hug you. This is almost as good as when I made you look stupid for not knowing about Rosa Parks.
I like this game, like the time when you said Trump was a dictator and how the US was turning into a totalitarian state. Oh how we lol'd.
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Old 10.10.2018, 10:20
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Interesting that you believe what I said implies a) that Ford is a crackpot, b) that it's bringing partisanship and c) is double-standards. Probably says more about you than me.

Anyway, back to the point. This wasn't a criminal investigation, it was a background check conducted by the FBI for the senate with a focus on Ford’s allegations. Such checks normally centre on interviewing a nominee’s associates (hence background). The two primary people had already been interviewed by the Senate's judiciary committee in front of the world, the FBI had their statements, the question is what else they could learn by interviewing them again?
"the question is what else they could learn by interviewing them again" Now we will never know will we?
I assume the White House who blocked the interviews had a good idea what might be learnt?
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"the question is what else they could learn by interviewing them again" Now we will never know will we?
I assume the White House who blocked the interviews had a good idea what might be learnt?
As far as we know the White House didn't block the interviews. From the failing New York Times:

White House Tells F.B.I. to Interview Anyone Necessary for Kavanaugh Inquiry
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I like this game, like the time when you said Trump was a dictator and how the US was turning into a totalitarian state. Oh how we lol'd.
that #whataboutery is strong in this one
still waiting...
for your convenience I'll repeat what you are scared to address
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You seem to think, or more likely pretend to do, that the FBI investigation was credible rather than a sop. So justify please an investigation where
1. The alleged victim was not interviewed nor the alleged perpetrator
2. Witnesses who went out of their way to try and be interviewed were not.
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I just had the 'Groundskeeper' reference explained to me, now I get it
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As far as we I know the White House didn't block the interviews. From the failing New York Times:

White House Tells F.B.I. to Interview Anyone Necessary for Kavanaugh Inquiry
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Do not say we when I know different!

White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders Declined To Say If White House Cleared FBI To Interview Kavanaugh And Ford.
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Did you actually watch the video in the link you posted? How do you know differently? Do you have evidence? Take your time.
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As far as we know the White House didn't block the interviews. From the failing New York Times:

White House Tells F.B.I. to Interview Anyone Necessary for Kavanaugh Inquiry
...after one day earlier having written the opposite.
https://www.nytimes.com/2018/09/30/u...?module=inline

Seems that one of the 2 sources for the 1 October article is serial liar Trump. Also odd that the article contradicts the headline further down with the following words...:

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But the White House and Senate Republicans gave the F.B.I. a list of only four people to question: Ms. Ramirez and Mark Judge, P.J. Smyth and Leland Keyser
Fact remains they certainly failed to interview a fair number of people that any open investigation should have.

https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/...witnesses.html

So FBI incompetence or Trump lying. I know which I tend to believe.
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that #whataboutery is strong in this one
still waiting...
for your convenience I'll repeat what you are scared to address
I did think you simply being obtuse, now I genuinely believe that you're simply a bit thick with a bit of a thing for me. Go and have a read of my posts in response to 3Wishes. And whilst you're there, go and look up the meaning of the Straw Man argument and Whataboutism, you may learn something.
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US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin warned China on Wednesday against engaging in competitive currency devaluations as the two countries wage a trade war, in comments published in the Financial Times.

The yuan has fallen for weeks against the US dollar, dropping nine percent in the past six months, which makes Chinese goods cheaper to import even with punitive US tariffs.
On September 17 the US announced its 10% tariff on $200 billion worth of Chinese goods would begin on September 24 but with a 9% fall in the Yuan the effect is negligible!

The US dollar has strengthened four percent this year as interest rates have risen.
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I did not link to the original ft article as most people do not have access.

Law of unintended consequences strikes again as Trump's trade war hits the China economy so causing the value of the Chinese currency to fall which in turn makes the US trade tariffs against China less effective.

The US central bank's plan to increase interest rates also strengthens the US dollar against the Chinese currency (and others).
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Fact remains they certainly failed to interview a fair number of people that any open investigation should have.

https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/...witnesses.html

So FBI incompetence or Trump lying. I know which I tend to believe.
You can't say "the fact remains" because no one has seen the report! Only if and when this gets released can you make definitive statements.
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You can't say "the fact remains" because no one has seen the report! Only if and when this gets released can you make definitive statements.
Don't need to see the report to know who wasn't interviewed.
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Don't need to see the report to know who wasn't interviewed.
Yes, but you do need to see the report to be able to judge if they interviewed a "fair number of people". They may have had their reasons for not interviewing certain people but we can't know without reading the report. I can imagine the main reason being that for every person stepping forward to say they remember seeing Kavanaugh drunk (Democrat voter), there'll be someone else stepping forward to say he wasn't (Republican voter). And this is the problem, this whole story is too political, too long ago and there is zero way of proving it.
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And this is the problem, this whole story is too political, too long ago and there is zero way of proving it.
How would you know that without a full investigation. Be consistent.
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How would you know that without a full investigation. Be consistent.
What's that groundskeeper? As I already said, this wasn't a criminal investigation, but a background check. Do keep up.
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The whole thing was/is a sham. Mike Judge should have been questioned under oath - but he's had cancer in the past so therefore is unable to appear in public?
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What's that groundskeeper? As I already said, this wasn't a criminal investigation, but a background check. Do keep up.
Or a an incredibly limited, small part of his background check. Do keep up.

He was interviewing for the Supreme Court, not McDonald's.
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