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« Reply #5250 on: October 31, 2018, 10:17:34 PM »
What is Rudy up to?

Title: "Rudy Giuliani’s Mystery Trips to Russia, Armenia and Ukraine — “Trump, Inc.” Podcast"

https://www.propublica.org/article/trump-inc-podcast-rudy-giuliani-mystery-trips-to-russia-armenia-and-ukraine?utm_content=buffercc990&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter&utm_campaign=buffer

Extract: "In this week’s episode of “Trump, Inc.,” we’re digging into a part of Giuliani’s work that has occurred largely outside of the spotlight: He has often traveled to Russia or other former Soviet states as guests of powerful players there. And since Trump was elected, he appears to have stepped up the frequency of those trips.

Giuliani’s work abroad does not appear to break any laws or rules. But it also appears to be unprecedented. Said Barbara McQuade, a former U.S. attorney and a law professor at the University of Michigan: “I don’t recall seeing anything like this before.”"
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« Reply #5251 on: November 01, 2018, 04:28:46 AM »
I don't think that we should forget that Trump's mental health is still very much in question:

Title: "American psycho? Donald Trump's mental health is still a question"

https://www.gq-magazine.co.uk/article/donald-trump-mental-health

Extract: "Medical ethics prohibit diagnosis of mental health without consultation. But Trump's alarming behaviour is prompting psychiatrists to speak out"
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« Reply #5252 on: November 01, 2018, 07:30:02 AM »
This is a big one: do international organizations have blanket immunity in the USA ?

http://www.scotusblog.com/2018/10/argument-analysis-court-quiet-but-potentially-skeptical-on-immunity-for-international-organizations/

https://thehill.com/regulation/court-battles/414087-justices-weigh-if-international-organizations-can-be-sued

Kavanaugh is off the case having previously ruled against the plaintiffs, but the other trump appointee is on

The case is a buncha farmers and fishermen in west india who claim that they suffered environmental damage from a coal plant financed by International Finance Corporation.

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« Reply #5253 on: November 02, 2018, 07:01:36 AM »
Gates Foundation halts cooperation with Saudi crown prince's nonprofit after Khashoggi murder :

https://www.cnbc.com/2018/11/01/gates-foundation-halts-work-with-saudi-nonprofit-after-khashoggi-death.html

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« Reply #5254 on: November 03, 2018, 02:43:29 AM »
In this non-presidential mid-term election, to-date early voting is 29 million, as compared to 2014 to-date early voting non-presidential mid-term election participation of...... 16 million. Of the numerous contentious (& close) state races around the country, early voting participation by women far out-strip men. Georgia has women leading men in early voting by 12 %. Arizona re-pubic-lick-uns' early vote has reduced to 7.5%, compared to 12%.
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« Reply #5255 on: November 03, 2018, 03:48:40 PM »
This judge ruled that Trump's financial records are subject to discovery.  I imagine that Trump's critics will be able to make some major hay once they have access to these records:

Title: "Justice lawyers fail to halt Trump financial records release"

http://www.morningsun.net/zz/news/20181102/justice-lawyers-fail-to-halt-trump-financial-records-release/1?rssfeed=true

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« Reply #5256 on: November 04, 2018, 08:04:34 AM »
If Sean Shaw wins the race to be Florida's new Attorney General (on Tuesday), then he has promised to investigate Trump's potential financial crimes committed in Florida:

Title: "Florida attorney general election between Sean Shaw, Ashley Moody: What you need to know"

https://www.tampabay.com/florida-politics/buzz/2018/11/02/florida-attorney-general-election-between-sean-shaw-ashley-moody-what-you-need-to-know/

Extract: "Investigating President Trump: Shaw has vowed to investigate whether the president has violated an article of the U.S. Constitution that prohibits a president from dealing financially with other countries' governments. He also says he would look into whether Trump laundered Russian money in Florida."
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« Reply #5257 on: November 04, 2018, 10:17:20 AM »
In this non-presidential mid-term election, to-date early voting is 29 million, as compared to 2014 to-date early voting non-presidential mid-term election participation of...... 16 million. Of the numerous contentious (& close) state races around the country, early voting participation by women far out-strip men. Georgia has women leading men in early voting by 12 %.
And Trump won "total women" 52% to 48%.  :)
Also GOP voters have an advantage in early voting in most states.
We'll see.

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« Reply #5258 on: November 05, 2018, 05:09:42 AM »
Iran sanctions come into force: Italy, India, Japan and South Korea, Turkey, China and India exempted for  now

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-46092435

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« Reply #5259 on: November 05, 2018, 07:36:25 PM »
Until Trump provides the details of his proposed executive order on birthright citizenship, we will not know where it applies to Barron Trump (as Melania was not a U.S. citizen when he was born), or not:

Title: "Would Trump's own son be affected by an order eliminating birthright citizenship?"

https://www.politifact.com/facebook-fact-checks/statements/2018/nov/04/blog-posting/would-trumps-own-son-be-affected-order-eliminating/

Extract: "Barron, who turned 12 on March 20, was indeed born in March 2006. His mother, Trump’s wife, Melania, is from Slovenia. She was working in New York as a model and dating Trump when she applied for a visa in 2000, according to the BBC. She secured a green card when her application was approved the following year. On March 20, 2006, she gave birth to Barron in New York  and she became a U.S. citizen four months later  in July 2006."
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« Reply #5260 on: November 06, 2018, 12:17:17 AM »
Georgia has women leading men in early voting by 12 %.
Seventy percent of the electorate for this mid-term are voting a message to "don'T rump".

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« Reply #5261 on: November 06, 2018, 04:25:23 AM »
In this non-presidential mid-term election, to-date early voting is 29 million, as compared to 2014 to-date early voting non-presidential mid-term election participation of...... 16 million. Of the numerous contentious (& close) state races around the country, early voting participation by women far out-strip men. Georgia has women leading men in early voting by 12 %.
Seventy percent of the electorate for this mid-term are voting a message to "don'T rump".
Early to-date voting numbers for this mid-term is ~ 75% of to-date early voting of 2016 presidential election.
Texas Democrats registered nearly 6 times as many voters this year, as compared to 2016. 

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« Reply #5262 on: November 06, 2018, 06:52:59 PM »
In this non-presidential mid-term election, to-date early voting is 29 million, as compared to 2014 to-date early voting non-presidential mid-term election participation of...... 16 million. Of the numerous contentious (& close) state races around the country, early voting participation by women far out-strip men. Georgia has women leading men in early voting by 12 %. Arizona re-pubic-lick-uns' early vote has reduced to 7.5%, compared to 12%.
Early vote in Nevada is 600,000.

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« Reply #5263 on: November 06, 2018, 10:59:46 PM »
CIA caught spying on lawmakers again: Grassley not amused that the CIA monitored his office emails concerning CIA whistleblowers

"The only reason we know any of this now is thanks to Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa), whose staffers were among those spied on. Grassley says it took four years for him to get the shocking “congressional notifications” declassified so they could be made public. First, Grassley says, Clapper and Brennan dragged their feet, blocking their release. Their successors in the Trump administration were no more responsive. Only when Grassley recently appealed to current Intelligence Community Inspector General Michael Atkinson, who was sworn in on May 17, was the material finally declassified.:

https://thehill.com/opinion/national-security/414804-surveillance-state-is-alive-well-and-operating-against-us-all

looks like the new intelligence IG ain't yet afraid of the CIA

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« Reply #5264 on: November 06, 2018, 11:13:45 PM »
In this non-presidential mid-term election, to-date early voting is 29 million, as compared to 2014 to-date early voting non-presidential mid-term election participation of...... 16 million. Of the numerous contentious (& close) state races around the country, early voting participation by women far out-strip men. Georgia has women leading men in early voting by 12 %.
Seventy percent of the electorate for this mid-term are voting a message to "don'T rump".
Early to-date voting numbers for this mid-term is ~ 75% of to-date early voting of 2016 presidential election.
Texas Democrats registered nearly 6 times as many voters this year, as compared to 2016.
2016 presidential election had 10% new voters. 2018 mid-term early exit polls, indicate 16% new voters.

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« Reply #5265 on: November 06, 2018, 11:26:13 PM »
Result of early exit poll in 2018 election:
 60% say the country is going in the wrong direction.

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« Reply #5266 on: November 07, 2018, 04:03:03 AM »
Watching the results come in right now.

It is not a blue tsunami, since we have many very tight races, but at this point it DOES look we are going to take back the House !

17 districts to flip right now, and we are leading in 32.
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« Reply #5267 on: November 07, 2018, 04:35:34 AM »
Now need only 9 more flips to take the House, and Democrats are leading in 26 Republican districts!
That blue wave will flip the House.

Unfortunately, the Senate will stay in Republicans hands, after Ted Cruz extremely narrowly won the Texas senate seat to secure 50 senate seats for Republicans.
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« Reply #5268 on: November 07, 2018, 04:41:28 AM »
Unfortunately, the Senate will stay in Republicans hands, after Ted Cruz extremely narrowly won the Texas senate seat to secure 50 senate seats for Republicans.
Apparently there are still too many who aren't experienced enough to see through the republican bullshit.
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« Reply #5269 on: November 07, 2018, 04:48:29 AM »
Tonight is a good night for the Democrat’s.  It certainly isn’t  terrific night, but it is definitely good.

1). Dems take back control of the House and will have about 229 seats (11 more than needed .... and up from 193)

2). Pete Sessions defeated in his Texas House seat.

3). Scott Walker, Republican Governor of Wisconsin, looks like he will go down to defeat.  Scott Walker is scum, so this one, like Pete Sessions makes me happy.

4). Dems did very well tonight in the Midwest House races.  That is good news for the coming year as Donnie’s onion gets peeled back by the House and Mueller.

5) Beto lost as expected in Texas ... but he has energized Texas Dems.  I think the Democratic candidate in the Governors race only lost by about 10%.  So Texas is turning blue SLOWLY ..

6). Florida was a disappointment for the Dems (and me).  Crook Rick Scott moves from Governor to the Senate.  Truly a discrace to have such a slime in the Senate.


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« Reply #5270 on: November 07, 2018, 05:03:40 AM »
It's official : Democrats will take back control of the House !!

Finally some checks and balances will be put on Trump's policies.
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« Reply #5271 on: November 07, 2018, 06:10:50 AM »
Trumpistan Senate informs the citizens of the kingdom:"The insurgency of hostile forces against the true, just, and Godly leaders has been blocked in Scott Peninsula, and in the Duchy of Cruz. Please stay vigilant and aggressive against these idiots who try to prevent us from taking only their healthcare and small time tax deductions. Nothing's changed, the long march towards final victory continues."
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« Reply #5272 on: November 07, 2018, 03:43:51 PM »
There are MANY positive takeaways from yesterday’s election for the Democrats.  Here are but three of them:

1). Democratic candidates won 44% of the “white vote” last night.  Obama only won 38% of the white vote.

2). Hillary Clinton did NOT win the majority of “white college voters” in 2016.  Last night, Democratic candidates won the majority of white college voters.

3). Democratic candidates garnered 7.5% more votes than their Republican opponents, and that margin will grow as the votes in California are still coming in over the next week or two.

So .... the “Donald Trump Republican Party” is SHRINKING.  It is becoming the White, old man, bigoted, sexist party.  Who would have ‘thunk it’?
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« Reply #5273 on: November 07, 2018, 06:09:45 PM »
While Trump has never stopped campaigning, the linked article discusses why his is weaker than he thinks:

Title: "Here’s why the midterm elections show us that Donald Trump is weaker than he knows"

https://www.rawstory.com/2018/11/heres-midterm-elections-show-us-donald-trump-weaker-knows/

Extract: "Former Republican strategist Steve Schmidt put it this way: "Trumpism was repudiated in suburban and urban America, emboldened in rural America.""
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« Reply #5274 on: November 07, 2018, 06:25:17 PM »
Oklahoma ..... RED Oklahoma ...... yesterday voted in a Democrat in the 5th district for the first time since 1976 (2 years after Nixon quit).

South Carolina .... RED South Carolina .... is now sending a Democrat to Washington DC from the 1st district for the first time since 1981.

Good work Donnie.  Pretty soon the Republicans will be down to the narrow group of old bigoted white men that don’t believe in science, video tapes, and truth.
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« Reply #5275 on: November 08, 2018, 02:51:06 AM »
I just saw some clips of Trump’s press conference where he was bragging about a SUPPOSED “victory” by the Republicans.  WHAT?????

It reminded me of Sein Spicer when marched out and gave his first press conference and proudly claimed that Trump’s crowd on Inauguration Day was the largest inauguration crowd EVER.

Trump claiming victory was every bit as laughable.  Once again Trump is revealing himself as a narcissistic liar.  He truly has no sight of anything resembling the truth.
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« Reply #5276 on: November 08, 2018, 06:19:31 AM »
Ah, firing his own justiciar? Are the republican earls and dukes and barons aware of this? This could mean a cleansing of poorly performing underlings is about to happen, if history is of any guide.

Anyway I've heard that the villagers on many locations feel that their votes are not counted correctly, so firing the educationer might have been more correct so they could learn how to number correctly.
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« Reply #5277 on: November 08, 2018, 07:05:59 AM »
Re: Sessions firing

Sessions pissed Trump off awhile ago, when he recused himself from Russia/Mueller probe.  I think Trump thought he couldn't muster enuf party support to fire Sessions and get a new AG thru senate confirmation. Now the Rs have lost the House, are licking their wounds, and they have seen losses among some who distanced from Trump. So he feels emboldened, he will try cram Whitaker thru in lame duck session or recess appointee.

Remember, this is a Trump TV show. None of his henchmen are secure. And, of course, he can't fire 'em till he hires 'em.

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« Reply #5278 on: November 08, 2018, 10:38:49 AM »
Always funny. They always take the opposite position of Trump no matter what. :D

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« Reply #5279 on: November 08, 2018, 12:52:27 PM »
The pool of people that Trump (1) will hire, and (2) will actually work for him .... is shrinking quickly.  Trump is supposedly looking at ex FOX news host Heather Neuart to replace Nikki Haley at the United Nations.  He’s also looking at loyalist Pam Bondi who is finishing up her term as Florida AG to replace Jeff Sessions.  She has been a staunch loyalist to Trump.

I’m sure that failed candidate Kris Kobach will land somewhere in the Trump administration now that he lost his run for Governor.

Maybe representative Jim Jordan can land a gig in the Trump administration as well.  He wants to be the new minority leader in the House ..... but I don’t know if he has more support than Kevin McCarthy.  If Jordan does NOT land the Minority Leader gig in the House .... I will not be surprised to see Trump try to bring him in somewhere in the administration.  Trump needs protection as the RussiaGate matters begins to spiral further out of control .... along with Donnie.

It’s getting close to “Mueller Time.”
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« Reply #5280 on: November 08, 2018, 04:59:25 PM »
In my opinion the press corps should boycott WH press briefings in protest for at least a week and maybe a month:

Title: "White House Revokes CNN Reporter Jim Acosta’s Media Credentials After Heated Exchange"

https://slate.com/news-and-politics/2018/11/white-house-revokes-cnn-reporter-acosta-credentials-after-exchange.html

Extract: "After a heated exchange during President Trump’s post-midterm press conference, the White House, in an extraordinary move, revoked CNN reporter Jim Acosta’s press credentials Wednesday night. Acosta tweaked Trump, when he questioned the president’s characterization of the caravan of migrants during the campaign as an “invasion.” Trump sparred with the generally punchy reporter briefly, getting in a dig about CNN’s ratings, before trying to move on. During the exchange, Acosta rebuffed an attempt by a press aide to take his mic, saying “excuse me ma’am,” while moving on to another question about the Russia investigation. “That’s enough. That’s enough. … Put down the mic,” Trump responded. “I’ll tell you what, CNN should be ashamed of itself having you working for them. You are a rude, terrible person. You shouldn’t be working for CNN. … The way you treat Sarah Huckabee is horrible. And the way you treat other people is horrible.”"
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« Reply #5281 on: November 08, 2018, 05:04:17 PM »
Always funny. They always take the opposite position of Trump no matter what. :D

Now that Sessions is no longer AG maybe Mueller will be able to get him to flip like Manafort, or face serious prison time.

Also, it seems believable that Trump ordered Sessions to resign instead of being fired as this made it easier for Trump to appoint Whitaker as the Acting AG; as it is in Sessions' best legal interest to have Whitaker handicap Mueller as much as possible.
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« Reply #5282 on: November 08, 2018, 05:15:02 PM »
Sarah Sanders, purveyor of alt-right doctored fake news:

Title: "White House press secretary Sarah Sanders tweeted a doctored video of the Jim Acosta mic-grab that was shared a couple of hours earlier by the far-right site Infowars"

https://www.businessinsider.com/jim-acosta-video-white-house-appears-from-infowars-2018-11
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« Reply #5283 on: November 08, 2018, 05:26:55 PM »
Sarah Sanders, purveyor of alt-right doctored fake news:

Title: "White House press secretary Sarah Sanders tweeted a doctored video of the Jim Acosta mic-grab that was shared a couple of hours earlier by the far-right site Infowars"

https://www.businessinsider.com/jim-acosta-video-white-house-appears-from-infowars-2018-11

https://forum.arctic-sea-ice.net/index.php/topic,2272.msg180053.html#msg180053

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« Reply #5284 on: November 08, 2018, 06:46:42 PM »
Has anyone else noticed that since the midterms Trump has stopped Tweeting about the 'caravan'.  I guess now that he has duped the GOP voters the caravan no longer poses a risk.
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« Reply #5285 on: November 08, 2018, 07:03:03 PM »
Re: Sessions firing

Sessions pissed Trump off awhile ago, when he recused himself from Russia/Mueller probe.  I think Trump thought he couldn't muster enuf party support to fire Sessions and get a new AG thru senate confirmation. Now the Rs have lost the House, are licking their wounds, and they have seen losses among some who distanced from Trump. So he feels emboldened, he will try cram Whitaker thru in lame duck session or recess appointee.

Remember, this is a Trump TV show. None of his henchmen are secure. And, of course, he can't fire 'em till he hires 'em.

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Then there is the matter of whether Sessions quit or was fired. Formally, he quit, but after being ordered to do so by the president. A court could say that being ordered to quit by someone with the power to fire you is the same as being fired. It matters because the law giving the president the authority to name a temporary cabinet officer only applies to vacancies created when an officer dies or resigns, not to one who is fired. Of course, anyone suing to overturn Whitaker's appointment would have to have standing to sue, that is, someone directly affected by the appointment. Robert Mueller, for example?
I'm curious if something like this happens.
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« Reply #5286 on: November 09, 2018, 03:29:53 PM »
Not only has Trump quit tweeting about the “invasion at the border.... FOX News has forgotten all about it.  Must have been Donnie’s “tough guy stance” that scared them back to Central America. 😉

I am going to “clear my schedule” of all honey do’s this weekend.  I have a distinct feeling that something substantial could break this weekend.  I know that Donnie was pleased with “an almost perfect election”.  And if he was pleased with the outcome a couple days ago ... he will certainly be giddy about losing more House seats and a few Senate seats taken from “the jaws of Republican victory.” 😉

Donnie understands the clock is ticking on him, his administration, and his family and business.  He looked like HELL in the clips I saw of him during his Wednesday press conference.  He looked like a cornered man who hasn’t gotten any sleep because he thinks he could go to prison. 😱

Something is likely to happen this weekend.  For those of you with Comcast Xfinity service in the US ... you really should watch the History Channel WaterGate special.  It is not “scheduled” ... BUT, you can access it through using the “On Demand” feature.  The special is very in depth, and you will learn a LOT about what types of things could happen in the near future.
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« Reply #5287 on: November 09, 2018, 06:18:26 PM »
This weekend when Donnie has lunch with Vladi in Paris, I sure hope Donnie sets up a future trip to Moscow.  He will likely need an escape hatch to get out of this.
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« Reply #5288 on: November 10, 2018, 01:03:47 AM »
On the way out the door, Session tells cops they can keep breaking heads: tightens terms for consent decrees between rogue police and feds

https://thehill.com/homenews/administration/415885-on-his-way-out-sessions-limits-use-of-consent-decrees

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« Reply #5289 on: November 10, 2018, 12:55:04 PM »
I hope all of you are following Seth Abramson on Twitter.  Especially now as we enter this very important period where Trump is “making his move” regarding the Mueller investigation.

Matthew Whitaker is Trump’s attack dog.  Of course, Whitaker has been Trump’s eyes and ears in the justice department since July of 2017 after Trump asked Don McGhan to interview him for the position of Jeff Sessions Chief Of Staff.  Apparently Whitaker has been meeting with Trump over the past 15 months, reporting to him what he finds out about what is going on.

This powder keg is getting ready to explode.  What instructions will Donnie get from HIS BOSS when he meets with Vladi for lunch this weekend?

Keep your eyes wide open this weekend and next week.

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« Reply #5290 on: November 10, 2018, 05:13:08 PM »
Dissolving Khashoggi's body with acid and then after the fact sending a chemical expert from Saudi Arabia to destroy the evidence indicates Saudi culpability at the highest levels.  Trump should be shamed into standing will Turkey and the EU to demand a transparent investigation:

Title: "Erdogan: Turkey shared Khashoggi tapes with Saudi, US and others"

https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2018/11/erdogan-turkey-shared-khashoggi-tapes-saudi-181110114847251.html

Extract: "Saudi Arabia, US, Germany, France and UK given recordings related to journalist's killing, Turkish president says.

Al Jazeera learned on Friday that traces of acid were found at the Saudi consul-general's residence in Istanbul, where the body was believed to be disposed of with the use of chemicals.

"What should be done right now is Turkey shouldn't be left alone against the Saudis. The Europeans and Americans should stand with Turkey.""
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« Reply #5291 on: November 10, 2018, 05:51:36 PM »
As Trump continues to undermine U.S. democracy, it is sad to think about how many U.S. voters continue to support his authoritarian actions:

Title: "Trump's new target: the electoral process"

https://www.axios.com/trump-target-midterm-elections-voting-florida-arizona-78cdc315-bc6e-4663-95a7-a9caed33f1c1.html

Extract: " After working to undermine the legitimacy of the press and the Mueller investigation, President Trump is now targeting the electoral process as insurance against possible Republican losses in too-close-to-call races in Florida and Arizona.

Why it matters: The president is doing more than any top official in memory to cast doubt on the outcomes of elections."
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« Reply #5292 on: November 10, 2018, 10:50:53 PM »
As Trump continues to undermine U.S. democracy, it is sad to think about how many U.S. voters continue to support his authoritarian actions:

Title: "Trump's new target: the electoral process"

https://www.axios.com/trump-target-midterm-elections-voting-florida-arizona-78cdc315-bc6e-4663-95a7-a9caed33f1c1.html

Extract: " After working to undermine the legitimacy of the press and the Mueller investigation, President Trump is now targeting the electoral process as insurance against possible Republican losses in too-close-to-call races in Florida and Arizona.

Why it matters: The president is doing more than any top official in memory to cast doubt on the outcomes of elections."
The bolded is true only if we consider Hillary Clinton, Nancy Pelosi, Diane Feinstein, Mueller, Conley, and the heads of 17 of America's Intelligence Agencies not to be "top officials".


For 22 months the "Top Officials" at the DNC. the DCCC, Mueller and so many others have been relentless in their efforts to invalidate the outcome of the 2016 Presidential Election. That anyone as personally involved in this effort as yourself could then turn on a dime and accuse Trump of attempting to do exactly the same thing that you are still doing reaches far beyond hypocrisy, beyond gaslighting and beyond partisan propaganda.


Before accusing Trump of "casting doubt on the outcomes of elections", you must first cease casting doubt on the outcome of the election that gained him the Presidency.


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« Reply #5293 on: November 11, 2018, 01:34:34 AM »
The linked documentary about the NSA program that Snowden reviled, provides some idea of the extent of power that Article 2 of the US Constitution gives to a wartime president.  I imagine that Donald Trump could easily start a war with Iran before the Democrats take control of the House in January 2019:

Title: "United States Secrets | Award Winning Frontline Documentary | Snowden Leaks | The Program | 1 of 2"



Extract: "Frontline, May 2014. After 9/11, the government established massive domestic surveillance, including collecting and analyzing the entire internet fire hose of information."
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« Reply #5294 on: November 11, 2018, 07:39:38 AM »
Trump wants to change the subject of the news again, so ...

Wife of GOP megadonor to receive Presidential Medal of Freedom
https://www.politico.com/amp/story/2018/11/10/medal-of-freedom-trump-adelson-982928

President Donald Trump is set to award the Presidential Medal of Freedom — the nation’s highest civilian honor — to the wife of one of the Republican Party’s most prominent patrons, the White House announced Saturday.

Miriam Adelson will receive the medal along with six other “distinguished individuals” at a ceremony on Friday, the White House said. She is married to billionaire Las Vegas casino magnate and GOP megadonor Sheldon Adelson.

The Presidential Medal of Freedom is bestowed upon those who have made “especially meritorious contributions to the security or national interests of the United States, to world peace, or to cultural or other significant public or private endeavors,” according to the White House.

Craig Holman, a government affairs lobbyist at Public Citizen, said: "The Medal of Freedom has always been awarded based on service, as the award is intended. Trump uniquely envisions government service as a business for self-enrichment, and so it comes as no surprise at all that Trump would award an otherwise honorable medal to Adelson on the grounds of who gives him the most money."
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« Reply #5295 on: November 11, 2018, 07:53:08 AM »
..snip
Title: "Trump's new target: the electoral process"

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This is quite funny considering how hard the left is criticizing the Electoral collage system.

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« Reply #5296 on: November 11, 2018, 04:39:15 PM »
Trump will continue to weigh on the Republicans in 2019, in addition to issues like global warming, gun control, healthcare, and income disparity.

Ted Cruz was able keep his seat in what was once ruby red Texas by 3% as that state’s red color continues fade.  John Cornyn, Senator from Texas is up for election in 2020 ... and he is much like Ted Cruz:  Bigoted, science denier, kind of a jerk (not as bad as Ted ... but CLOSE).

Could Beto make another run in 2020 in Texas?  That would be my best guess, but time will tell.

Global warming will only worsen in the next two years, as will the clamor for healthcare reform and gun control.  The “so called Conservatives” may be in for another rocky road in 2 years .... and in 2019 they may eventually give Donnie the “heave ho” he so richly deserves.

Russia is going to have to look for other Republican candidates to buy other than Dana Rohrabacher of California after his loss.  Maybe Dana will move to Canada and run for office?  The “Russian/Canadians” up there would LOVE him.
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« Reply #5297 on: November 11, 2018, 06:43:28 PM »
It never hurts to remind people once again of the many parallels between Watergate and the Mueller Investigation:

Title: "NIXON THE SECRET STORY"




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« Reply #5298 on: November 11, 2018, 11:10:58 PM »
Maxine Waters will likely the new Chair of the House Financial Services Committee; which will give her subpoena power to expose any possible illicit links between Deutsche Bank and Team Trump:

Title: "Coming soon: Democrats vs Deutsche Bank"

https://www.axios.com/deutsche-bank-1541540386-4ec36c8d-49b0-4f0c-97ba-0d5eddc56d84.html?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=sendto_newslettertest&stream=top

Extract: "Congressional Democrats earlier this year issued a 21-page report that began to explore the relationships between President Trump, Deutsche Bank and Russia.

The bottom line: Deutsche Bank has every reason to be worried that the Democrats now control the House. Expect a lot of noise and subpoenas.

A key question in the report: "Did candidate Trump’s financial exposure via Deutsche Bank constitute a point of leverage that Russia may have exploited and may still be using?""
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« Reply #5299 on: November 12, 2018, 03:58:56 AM »
Maxine Waters will likely the new Chair of the House Financial Services Committee; which will give her subpoena power to expose any possible illicit links between Deutsche Bank and Team Trump: ...... Deutsche Bank has every reason to be worried that the Democrats now control the House. Expect a lot of noise and subpoenas.
Thank you for highlighting "don'T rump" & his white-washing $100 million(more?) indebtedness to putin's billionaires & their stealings. Once its common knowledge that "don'T rump" has colluded with putin, impeachment proceedings can't be far behind. If re-pubic-lick-uns want to intrude on issues of national security, re-pubic-lick-uns can slide into the abyss, along with "don'T rump".