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Old 06.04.2019, 21:11
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Re: Will Trump be a Good President?

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I have not read the Mueller Report yet, even though I have every right to do so. Only know the conclusions, and on the big one, No Collusion. Likewise, recommendations made to our great A.G. who found No Obstruction.

13 Angry Trump hating Dems (later brought to 18) given two years and $30 million, and they found No Collusion, No Obstruction.
But the Democrats, no matter what we give them, will NEVER be satisfied. A total waste of time.
As @FrankLuntz has just stated, “Enough, America has had enough. What have you accomplished. Public is fed up.”.....
Hard to believe Trump would read more than the first page of a 300+ page report

Trump claims the investigation cost $30 million but forgets to inform that the investigation recovered over $50 million from ill gotten gains so did not cost the tax payers a cent.

Was Frank Luntz commenting on the Investigation or the Trump Presidency?
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Old 07.04.2019, 20:28
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Looks like Bob Mueller’s team of 13 Trump Haters & Angry Democrats are illegally leaking information to the press while the Fake News Media make up their own stories with or without sources - sources no longer matter to our corrupt & dishonest Mainstream Media, they are a Joke!
Rather confused tweet?
Either Bob Mueller’s team are sources leaking information to the Press or the Press has no sources; cannot both be true?
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Rather confused tweet?
Either Bob Mueller’s team are sources leaking information to the Press or the Press has no sources; cannot both be true?
What makes him think these leaks oranginated with Muellers team?
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Old 08.04.2019, 00:16
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Re: Will Trump be a Good President?

Irony wins!
After all Trumps whining about a witch hunt we now have
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Nunes sending eight criminal referrals to Attorney General William Barr

Nunes said five of the referrals are related to lying to Congress, misleading Congress and leaking classified information.
The other referrals, Nunes said, are allegations of lying to the FISA court that approves foreign surveillance warrants, manipulating intelligence and what he described as a "global leak referral," which Nunes said wasn't tied to one individual.
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So now some new witch hunts; presumably anti - Dems; you could not make this stuff up.

Nunes is no longer head of the House Intelligence committee, so how much power he has to start criminal referrals is not clear.
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Old 08.04.2019, 09:25
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Re: Will Trump be a Good President?

White House revolving door still spinning

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President Trump announced in a tweet on Sunday that Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen will leave her post, ending a rocky run as the top official in charge of implementing the president’s hard-line immigration policies.
She was the second head of DHS under Trump.

Rep. Bennie Thompson (D-Miss.), chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee, released a statement slamming her tenure as “a disaster from the start.”

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“It is clearer now than ever that the Trump administration's border security and immigration policies - that she enacted and helped craft - have been an abysmal failure and have helped create the humanitarian crisis at the border,” Thompson said. “It is truly unfortunate that Nielsen refused to take responsibility for her actions and was simply unable to lead and stand up to the president for his misguided, wall obsessed anti-immigrant agenda.”
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Old 08.04.2019, 16:12
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Another Trump cock-up!!

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Secretary of Homeland Security Kirstjen Nielsen will be leaving her position, and I would like to thank her for her service.
I am pleased to announce that Kevin McAleenan, the current U.S. Customs and Border Protection Commissioner, will become Acting Secretary for @DHSgov. I have confidence that Kevin will do a great job!
Cock-up is McAleenan is not legally allowed to become Acting Secretary!!
Claire Grady, the under secretary for management and acting deputy DHS secretary, should become the acting DHS secretary when Nielsen leaves; U.S. law section 113 dictates.

So now in the absence of an Acting Secretary to run the Dept. they have had to ask Kirstjen Nielsen to stay on some days while they figure out how to fix this mess.
Obvious, but unfair, solution would be to fire Claire Grady!!

Did I ever write you could not make this stuff up!!
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Old 08.04.2019, 16:33
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Re: Will Trump be a Good President?

Never ending story!!

In the event the House Dems fail to get their hands on Trump tax returns
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Democratic lawmakers in New York’s state legislature are set to introduce a bill allowing for the release of President Trump’s state tax returns, according
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Seems the Dems will get them one way or another; hopefully within our life times.
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Old 08.04.2019, 21:22
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Re: Will Trump be a Good President?

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Trump orders firing of U.S. Secret Service chief.
Trump instructed his acting chief of staff Mick Mulvaney to fire Secret Service Director Randolph Alles.
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Mr Alles was appointed by Mr Trump in April 2017. A former two-star Marine Corps general, he was the first Secret Service director in at least a century not to have come from within the agency.

Wondered what he did wrong to upset Spanky!

Secret service is part of the DHS and there are rumours of a wholesale DHS purge!!
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Wondered what he did wrong to upset Spanky!
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<Cough> Chinese woman <cough> Mar a lago <cough> malware
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Old 08.04.2019, 22:37
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It is claimed they told Randolph Alles they were looking for his replacement before that incident happened.

Anyway only an idiot would hold court so often in a very large and busy club and expect strong security.
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The Secret Service is responsible for the personal safety of the president. I wonder how loyal the rank and file are to General Alles...
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It is claimed they told Randolph Alles they were looking for his replacement before that incident happened.

Anyway only an idiot would hold court so often in a very large and busy club and expect strong security.
So it is confirmed they told Randolph Alles they were looking for his replacement before that Chinese incident happened.

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Outgoing U.S. Secret Service Director Randolph “Tex” Alles denied Monday that he was fired from his post, saying in a letter to Secret Service staff that he learned "weeks ago" that there would be "transitions in leadership" across the Department of Homeland Security.
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So Alles claims he was not fired simply there would be "transitions in leadership"!

What is the fine line between "being fired" and being told there would an [involuntary] "transition in leadership" I do not know
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Old 08.04.2019, 23:59
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It is alleged President Donald Trump has been pushing to reinstate broader family separation policies and sought to close the US-Mexico border at El Paso, Texas, as his conflict with Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen reached a boiling point.

Senior administration officials say that Trump ordered Nielsen and Pompeo to shut down the port of El Paso on Friday, March 22, at noon.
The plan was that in subsequent days the Trump administration would shut down other ports.
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A federal judge in California on Monday blocked the Trump administration's policy of returning some asylum seekers to Mexico to await their immigration court hearing, issuing a major blow to the administration just a day after the Department of Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen was forced to resign.

The preliminary injunction on the policy is nationwide and is slated to go into effect on April 12.
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Not a winning time for Spanky at the moment!
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So it is confirmed they told Randolph Alles they were looking for his replacement before that Chinese incident happened.
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thats retired Marine General Randolph Alles or 'Dumbo' as Spanky took to calling him when he started to sour on him.

Wonder when the Spanky fans will think 'are playground nicknames really what we want from a president'?

In related news Nielsen is reported to have been concerned Spanky was becoming 'increasingly unhinged'. I am so looking forward to the presidential debates, I reckon he's going to be throwing poop.
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Old 09.04.2019, 09:57
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The US said it was kicking off the process for new EU tariffs as retaliation against over $11 billion worth of damage from EU subsidies to Airbus that the World Trade Organization (WTO) has found cause “adverse effects” to the United States.
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Meanwhile the WTO has ruled in a decision last Friday about Ukraine/Russia trade that they have the right to decide if national security reasons are sufficient to impose tariffs or other trade restrictions.

This does not look good for the future of US tariffs on steel and autos due to "national security reasons" although how much the US care about WTO decisions that are against them is a good question!
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On the WTO/Airbus thing, the case has not yet even been determined by the WTO - a decision is due in the summer.

Meanwhile the $11 billion the US is complaining about is dwarfed by the $100 billion subsidies the US have allowed Boeing and which has already been ruled on by the WTO. Talk about double standards.

https://www.dw.com/en/wto-rules-agai...-eu/a-48105904
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He's rich but we can't see the tax returns
He's smart but we can't see the grades
He's exonerated but we can't see the report


hmmmm theres something wrong here but I just can't put my orange on it.
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... how much the US care about WTO decisions that are against them is a good question!
Meh, they'll just leave the WTO. They already left UNESCO and UNHCR under Trump so one more agency would be no big deal (to him)
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He's rich but we can't see the tax returns
He's smart but we can't see the grades
He's exonerated but we can't see the report


hmmmm theres something wrong here but I just can't put my orange on it.
Maybe he is rich, born rich, to the level that where you have a lot of money, it’s almost impossible to lose money, especially when we live in a climate now that the rich can enjoy socialist policies for rich people, that are denied to working people. Tax breaks on losses vs prison for non payments of debts, bailouts for criminal behavior vs three strikes your out for shoplifting, massive cocaine use in finance leading to overconfidence and financial harm to millions vs locking kids up in jail for small amounts of weed
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Old 10.04.2019, 09:42
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Another Trump cock-up!!

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Donald J. Trump@realDonaldTrump

Secretary of Homeland Security Kirstjen Nielsen will be leaving her position, and I would like to thank her for her service.
I am pleased to announce that Kevin McAleenan, the current U.S. Customs and Border Protection Commissioner, will become Acting Secretary for @DHSgov. I have confidence that Kevin will do a great job!
Cock-up is McAleenan is not legally allowed to become Acting Secretary!!
Claire Grady, the under secretary for management and acting deputy DHS secretary, should become the acting DHS secretary when Nielsen leaves; U.S. law section 113 dictates.

So now in the absence of an Acting Secretary to run the Dept. they have had to ask Kirstjen Nielsen to stay on some days while they figure out how to fix this mess.
Obvious, but unfair, solution would be to fire Claire Grady!!

Did I ever write you could not make this stuff up!!
As expected poor Claire Grady, acting deputy secretary at the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), offered Trump her resignation Tuesday to make way for McAleenan.

So now Trump has to replace both Kirstjen Nielsen and Claire Grady, these are the top two jobs in the DHS and require Senate approval for full time employees; of course, Trump may continue with appointing only temporary (acting) replacements. What a sad way to run one of the most important US Agencies!

Meanwhile Warner Bros. Pictures is filing a copyright infringement complaint as part of an effort to have a video President Trump shared by tweet taken down.

Of course, there is little love for Trump here as Trump repeatedly criticized the CNN network for how it has covered his administration, and stated during his campaign that he planned to block the acquisition of Time Warner (CNN owner) by AT&T because of the potential impact of the resulting consolidation.
The Govt. lost a subsequent anti trust case so the merger could continue.
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