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Old 22.05.2019, 11:11
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Former Secretary of State Rex Tillerson quietly met with the top Democrat and Republican on the House Foreign Affairs Committee Tuesday for an interview that focused primarily on his time in the Trump administration, a congressional aide with direct knowledge of the discussion confirmed to CNN.

The interview lasted roughly seven hours, including breaks, the same source said. The aide added that major topics of interest included the administration's dealings with Russia and uncertainty surrounding the role of Trump's son-in-law, Jared Kushner, in deciding foreign policy.
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Ooohhh!!

I assume they did quietly to avoid Trump banning the meeting, smart move?
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Old 22.05.2019, 15:34
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Re: Will Trump be a Good President?

Wall building going well, so much for the Master Builder

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Maybe they should use Mexican builders
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Old 22.05.2019, 17:11
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Re: Will Trump be a Good President?

Breaking news from Reuters:

and marton, you're going to love this

https://twitter.com/Reuters/status/1131214382040473600
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Breaking news from Reuters:

and marton, you're going to love this

https://twitter.com/Reuters/status/1131214382040473600
And the sequel was


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jzy65vuttqI
Trumps "covering up". Does not want to "expose himself" with Nancy present
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Old 22.05.2019, 20:49
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Breaking news from Reuters:

and marton, you're going to love this

https://twitter.com/Reuters/status/1131214382040473600
Trump walking away from a possible bipartisan solution to his infrastructure promise is rather sad for him ?
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Old 22.05.2019, 22:43
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Several financial moves by legal entities controlled by Donald Trump and Jared Kushner between 2016 and 2017 triggered suspicious activity alerts inside Deutsche Bank, a major lender to the Trump family, according to a report in the New York Times.

Suspicious activity reports were prepared for filing with the US treasury for investigation as possible federal financial crimes. According to the Times, bank executives overruled the employees and did not alert the government.

The Times pointed out that the “red flags raised by employees do not necessarily mean the transactions were improper”.

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Another day in paradise!
Along the lines of "a big dog ran off with my homework" - Deutsche Bank are now saying a bug in their software for handling suspicious activity reports was undetected for many years; payments of around 200 billion euros involved!!

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Old 22.05.2019, 22:55
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Re: Will Trump be a Good President?

Big news day, 2nd judge refuses to block House subpoenas for Trump bank records!!
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A federal judge in New York on Wednesday refused to block subpoenas from the House of Representatives for President Donald Trump's financial records from Deutsche Bank and Capital One.

The ruling from Judge Edgardo Ramos is the second in three days against Trump and his efforts to stop to thwart congressional investigations by Democrats.

Earlier this week, a judge in Washington, DC, said Trump's former accounting firm would have to comply with a subpoena from Congress, knocking down the President's legal challenge within days of hearing arguments in the case.

These subpoenas "do not constitute impermissible law enforcement activities," he said, adding that he believes lawmakers should receive the documents quickly.
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Somehow Trump reminds me of those Mafia bosses ( like Al Capone ) from the prohibition days.

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Old 23.05.2019, 10:31
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Re: Will Trump be a Good President?

Seems the House committees have been quietly issuing other subpoenas in pursuit of Trump finances so avoiding attempts by Trump to block them!

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The House Financial Services Committee has obtained documents from two financial institutions relating to their dealings with the Trump Organization, according to NBC News. TD Bank and Wells Fargo, two of nine institutions subpoenaed by the House panel, have complied.

Others are Citigroup, Morgan Stanley, Royal Bank of Canada and Toronto-Dominion Bank, and JP Morgan Chase, with Royal Bank of Canada in the process of complying.
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Pass the popcorn!
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Old 23.05.2019, 20:37
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Re: Will Trump be a Good President?

Almost Friday!
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Donald J. Trump@realDonaldTrump

I have chosen one of the truly great business leaders of the world, Rex Tillerson, Chairman and CEO of ExxonMobil, to be Secretary of State.

12:43 PM - 13 Dec 2016
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Donald J. Trump@realDonaldTrump

The thing I like best about Rex Tillerson is that he has vast experience at dealing successfully with all types of foreign governments.

1:44 PM - 13 Dec 2016
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Donald J. Trump@realDonaldTrump

Rex Tillerson, a man who is “dumb as a rock” and totally ill prepared and ill equipped to be Secretary of State, made up a story (he got fired) that I was out-prepared by Vladimir Putin at a meeting in Hamburg, Germany.
I don’t think Putin would agree.
Look how the U.S. is doing!

2:29 PM - 23 May 2019
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Breaking News

Trump redefines the English language " I am an extremely stable genius"

https://www.msn.com/en-us/video/l/tr...ius/vp-AABOy70
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Old 24.05.2019, 19:40
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Re: Will Trump be a Good President?

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The U.S. Senate has just approved a 19 Billion Dollar Disaster Relief Bill, with my total approval. Great!

2:11 AM - 24 May 2019
For once I agree with Trump, this is great.

Unfortunately Trump took his victory lap too soon!

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Rep. Chip Roy (R-Texas), a member of the conservative House Freedom Caucus, blocked the disaster relief bill in the House on Friday by objecting to an unanimous consent vote.
So the Bill will not be signed into law now; hopefully after the Congress returns from Memorial Day holidays they will find a way to move forward.

Saying Congress is dysfunctional hardly covers it!
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Old 24.05.2019, 22:30
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Re: Will Trump be a Good President?

More drums of war
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The Trump administration has invoked an emergency provision of the law [The Arms Export Control Act of 1976] governing arms sales to immediately sell Saudi Arabia and other Gulf allies weapons without congressional approval, senators said Friday.

The administration on Friday also announced the deployment of 1,500 U.S. troops to the Middle East to protect U.S. forces already there from Iran.
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It does not seems this emergency provision has been invoked before, the US President has to justify why it was used; don't hold your breath!

Another US President starting a war to hide his failures?
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Old 26.05.2019, 00:44
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Re: Will Trump be a Good President?

Must be very soothing to live in your alternative world far from reality?
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North Korea fired off some small weapons, which disturbed some of my people, and others, but not me.
I have confidence that Chairman Kim will keep his promise to me, & also smiled when he called Swampman Joe Bidan a low IQ individual, & worse.
Perhaps that’s sending me a signal?
"Chairman Kim will keep his promise to me" like, for example, "no more missile testing"

Sad when partisan point scoring is more important than foreign policy and nuclear proliferation?

Edit; The President's national security adviser said on Saturday that North Korea's weapons tests this month "no doubt" violated the United Nations Security Council resolutions.
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Actual example of fake news

https://www.cnet.com/news/videos-doc...-social-media/

faint hope those who shout 'fake news' at any criticism of Spanky will realise where the fake news comes from but maybe they will.
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Old 26.05.2019, 11:08
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No comment: https:

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I don’t have a problem standing up to somebody who was working on Season 7 of ‘Celebrity Apprentice’ when I was packing my bags for Afghanistan,” Buttigieg told The Post’s Robert Costa"
Boom!
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Re: Will Trump be a Good President?

Yesterday
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North Korea fired off some small weapons, which disturbed some of my people, and others, but not me.
I have confidence that Chairman Kim will keep his promise to me, & also smiled when he called Swampman Joe Biden a low IQ individual, & worse.
Perhaps that’s sending me a signal?
Today
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North Korea on Monday called U.S. National Security Adviser John Bolton a “warmonger” and “defective human product”
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Another signal? Still smiling?

BTW, did you notice how he spelt Biden as Bidan in a now deleted tweet?
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