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Impressive!


Good to see someone say it as it is!!
He does sound like a school teacher though.
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Following the Supreme Court denying adding the citizenship question to the census the DOJ announced that it was pulling its entire legal team for the citizenship question off the case, and replacing them with other government lawyers.
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Federal judge in New York on Tuesday blocked the Department of Justice (DOJ) from changing its entire legal team handling a case on the census citizenship question in federal court in the state.

Judge Jesse Furman found that DOJ's motion did not address a procedural rule requiring them to provide a reason for the attorneys' withdrawal from the case.

He wrote that the department's filing offers "no reasons, let alone 'satisfactory reasons,' for the substitution of counsel."
There is a thread of dopey amateurism running through many of the Trump administration interactions with the legal system!

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US President Donald Trump said that US companies can again sell products to Chinese technology giant Huawei after an effective ban in May.

Trump clarified his comments earlier in the press conference, saying after his meeting with Chinese leader Xi Jinping he would allow Huawei to once again buy US products.
Another major climb down by Trump
He also dropped/delayed his threat to impose tariffs on all Chinese imports!

So far no mention of any matching concessions by the Chinese
Maybe Putin gave them some useful information on Trump
Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross announced yesterday that licences would be granted to firms to trade with the Chinese tech giant Huawei confirming Trump's statement.

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The ft is claiming Trump also softened US stance on Hong Kong protests to revive trade talks

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Seems the great deal-maker gave the shop away to restart trade talks without any concessions from the Chinese
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Old 11.07.2019, 00:28
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There is a thread of dopey amateurism running through many of the Trump administration interactions with the legal system!
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A federal judge on Wednesday rejected the Department of Justice's bid to swap attorneys working on a case involving the census citizenship question, the second judge to do so in as many days.

Judge George Hazel wrote that he agrees with the other judge's "well-reasoned order" rejecting the Trump administration's proposed change in legal teams, saying "that a shift in counsel at this late stage may be disruptive to an already complicated and expedited case."
Did I ever post "you could not make this stuff up"!

Meanwhile the fight against Trump's travel ban continues!!
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A federal judge, Victoria Roberts, in Michigan on Wednesday denied a government request to dismiss a revised lawsuit against President Trump's travel ban.
She determined it is separate from the Establishment Clause claim the Supreme Court considered last year when it upheld the ban.

In Maryland, U.S. District Judge Theodore Chuang ruled a similar lawsuit could proceed because of new information about how the administration has implemented the travel ban.
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He was not busted; he was betrayed.
Stupid move by a Civil Servant; when Ambassadors are no longer confident their communications are secure then the UK is seriously weakened.

It is his job to report back honestly to HQ.
Now the poor bugger is rewarded for his factually accurate report by being thrown under the bus by the toady Johnson
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Now the poor bugger is rewarded for his factually accurate report by being thrown under the bus by the toady Johnson
This is no ones fault other than whoever leaked the emails.
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This is no ones fault other than whoever leaked the emails.
Loz logic at it's finest, everyone not involved in the nexus of the event is blameless no matter how they act. This is clearly wrong, thanks for playing.
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Loz logic at it's finest, everyone not involved in the nexus of the event is blameless no matter how they act. This is clearly wrong, thanks for playing.
No matter what Boris Johnson says or doesn’t say, the ambassador’s job is clearly untenable. You get that right?
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No matter what Boris Johnson says or doesn’t say, the ambassador’s job is clearly untenable. You get that right?
That's as maybe, but it's not the issue now. The diplomatic channels have taken a serious hit and, though his silence, BoJo has basically kowtowed to the WH like the slimy opportunist he is.

I hope the forthcoming investigation into the leak roots out the rot.
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Donald J. Trump@realDonaldTrump

Congratulations to @DrGregMurphy1 of North Carolina (#NC03) on his great primary victory for the United States Congress. Greg is tough on Crime, Borders, and loves our Second Amendment, our Military and our Vets. He has my Complete and Total Endorsement!

2:05 AM - 11 Jul 2019
Republican lawmakers expressed shock and disappointment at the heavy defeat suffered by the female candidate despite earning prominent endorsements and being backed by outside groups.

Dr. Joan Perry, a pediatrician running in her first election, lost by 20 points against state Rep. Greg Murphy in the runoff to be the Republican nominee to replace the late Rep. Walter Jones (R) in North Carolina’s 3rd District.

Lawmakers said the scale of the loss highlighted the challenges faced by Republicans to recruit and get more female candidates elected!

GOP; ever more white male oriented, will likely fade away like the dinosaurs
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No matter what Boris Johnson says or doesn’t say, the ambassador’s job is clearly untenable. You get that right?
You think so? so if someone said, for example, the below about Spanky directly, not his administration.

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“I think he’s a kook, I think he’s crazy. I think he’s unfit for office.”
they could no longer have a political relationship with this administration?

Maybe he would still have had to resign, but Johnson, who previously, praised Darroch, shows himself to be weak and craven.
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That's as maybe, but it's not the issue now. The diplomatic channels have taken a serious hit and, though his silence, BoJo has basically kowtowed to the WH like the slimy opportunist he is.

I hope the forthcoming investigation into the leak roots out the rot.
It’s not a maybe, it’s clear the guy wasn’t able to do his job. He was uninvited from a State dinner with the Emir of Qatar and a meeting between the UK International Trade Secretary and Ivanka Trump. How can you function as an ambassador under those conditions? This has nothing to do with Boris Johnson.
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It’s not a maybe, it’s clear the guy wasn’t able to do his job. He was uninvited from a State dinner with the Emir of Qatar and a meeting between the UK International Trade Secretary and Ivanka Trump. How can you function as an ambassador under those conditions? This has nothing to do with Boris Johnson.
The ambassador was doing his job. He was reporting an honest and frank assessment as he should. You think he should have been reporting "Yes, Trump is a perfectly stable and capable individual who you would trust with your teenage daughter and the keys to the nuclear launch buttons"?

The person not able to do his or her job was the person leaking confidential information.

I guess they are now looking to appoint someone who will assess the administration as "Yes, Trump is a perfectly stable and capable individual who you would trust with your teenage daughter and the keys to the nuclear launch buttons", just so they don't upset the orange moron. How 2019...
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The ambassador was doing his job. He was reporting an honest and frank assessment as he should. You think he should have been reporting "Yes, Trump is a perfectly stable and capable individual who you would trust with your teenage daughter and the keys to the nuclear launch buttons"?

The person not able to do his or her job was the person leaking confidential information.

I guess they are now looking to appoint someone who will assess the administration as "Yes, Trump is a perfectly stable and capable individual who you would trust with your teenage daughter and the keys to the nuclear launch buttons", just so they don't upset the orange moron. How 2019...
No, I don’t think that, you’re trying to put words into my mouth.

The Ambassador has done nothing wrong, if the wikileaks scandal all those years ago have shown us anything it’s that all diplomatic missions communicate like this. The only problem is that this particular ambassador was caught out, which is why the sole blame lies with the leaker.
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It’s not a maybe, it’s clear the guy wasn’t able to do his job. He was uninvited from a State dinner with the Emir of Qatar and a meeting between the UK International Trade Secretary and Ivanka Trump. How can you function as an ambassador under those conditions? This has nothing to do with Boris Johnson.
"A meeting between the UK International Trade Secretary and Ivanka Trump" WTF! Is Liam Fox going into the designer handbag business? Maybe Liam should call in on Trump's grandchildren also

BTW, following Mr Trump's comments on Monday that the US would "no longer deal" with Sir Kim, the US State Department said it would continue "to deal with any accredited individuals until we get any further guidance from the White House or the president".

"We have an incredibly special and strategic relationship with the United Kingdom that has gone on for quite a long time - it's bigger than any individual or government," the department added.

Cannot be easy for the US State Department to represent their chaotic leader!
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The ambassador was doing his job. He was reporting an honest and frank assessment as he should. You think he should have been reporting "Yes, Trump is a perfectly stable and capable individual who you would trust with your teenage daughter and the keys to the nuclear launch buttons"?

The person not able to do his or her job was the person leaking confidential information.

I guess they are now looking to appoint someone who will assess the administration as "Yes, Trump is a perfectly stable and capable individual who you would trust with your teenage daughter and the keys to the nuclear launch buttons", just so they don't upset the orange moron. How 2019...

He could have formulated it more diplomatically.


Something like: The Trump Administration is a equally competent as the British Government.
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Hmmm....I watch closely this thread and sometimes the brexit one and read how much people moan and moan, and I think wtf? There's as much bitching like back home where we have a really nightmare of a government(s!) that dragged us behind even countries in our league...don't say these politicians are competent (Trump is the antithesis of) but how on earth are the more precious Efers affected by brexit and trump and all of it. Just saying.
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Hmmm....I watch closely this thread and sometimes the brexit one and read how much people moan and moan, and I think wtf? There's as much bitching like back home where we have a really nightmare of a government(s!) that dragged us behind even countries in our league...don't say these politicians are competent (Trump is the antithesis of) but how on earth are the more precious Efers affected by brexit and trump and all of it. Just saying.
We need something to bitch about. We've already solved the EF minimum salary, speeding tickets, and brown sugar so don't take away our last bit of fun.
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All a storm in a teacup when you know Boris won a competition to write a rude limerick about Erdogan
"Johnson then offered the limerick: “There was a young fellow from Ankara, Who was a terrific wankerer.

“Till he sowed his wild oats, With the help of a goat, But he didn’t even stop to thankera.”"
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Hmmm....I watch closely this thread and sometimes the brexit one and read how much people moan and moan, and I think wtf? There's as much bitching like back home where we have a really nightmare of a government(s!) that dragged us behind even countries in our league...don't say these politicians are competent (Trump is the antithesis of) but how on earth are the more precious Efers affected by brexit and trump and all of it. Just saying.
Also don't take away our right to come up with the solution to the greatest political problem to beset
British politics in modern times - namely when are the British going to produce a politician and statesman
( or stateswoman ) worthy of the name, to lead the country as PM.

No doubt the Brexiteers must be cringing big time at the amount of lampooning and mockery heaped
upon Brexit Britain and the best the Tory party can come up with is Bojo over the past 3 years.

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