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#1504622 --- 09/10/17 08:29 PM Re: 'Stupid and Reckless' [Re: kyle585]
gassy one Offline
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http://www.msnbc.com/the-beat-with-ari-m...t-1040058947730

Rep. Castro: New report means it's time for Trump impeachment

The Beat With Ari Melber 9/5/17
Never going to happen sore loser!


So arrogant.

So angry.

So...not in the White House!
Hillary Clinton: I Was So Sure I Was Going to Win, 'I Had Not Drafted a Concession Speech'

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#1504728 --- 09/13/17 08:48 AM Re: 'Stupid and Reckless' [Re: gassy one]
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https://www.yahoo.com/news/mueller-apos-going-kill-apos-151555452.html

Mueller Is ‘Going for the Kill’ on Trump-Russia Investigation, Republicans Believe: Report
Newsweek Jason Le Miere,Newsweek 22 hours ago

Republicans with close links to the White House increasingly believe that special counsel Robert Mueller is “going for the kill” in his investigation into links between President Donald Trump and Russia, according to a report from Axios Tuesday.

Members of the GOP are said to have come to that stark conclusion based on Mueller’s hiring of lawyers experienced in dealing with money laundering crimes and the Mafia, as well as the intensity of his pursuit of both witnesses and evidence.

Trump has previously warned that investigation of his financial dealings is a red line that Mueller should not cross. But that is thought to be exactly what Mueller is doing, including looking into a proposal made during the 2016 campaign to build a Trump Tower in Moscow.

The new report comes just days after Trump’s former chief strategist, Steve Bannon, told CBS’s 60 Minutes that Trump’s firing of former FBI Director James Comey, which he called the worst mistake in “modern political history,” led directly to the appointment of Mueller to oversee the investigation.

Mueller’s probe appears to have stepped up in recent weeks. It was reported last month that he had impaneled a federal grand jury in Washington and has issued subpoenas related to a meeting Donald Trump Jr. held with a Russian-government-linked lawyer in June 2016. Trump’s son-in-law and senior adviser, Jared Kushner, as well as his then-campaign chairman, Paul Manafort, were also at the meeting. Last week, Trump Jr. was interviewed behind closed doors by the Senate Judiciary Committee.

Robert Mueller Special counsel Robert Mueller arrives at the U.S. Capitol for a closed meeting with members of the Senate Judiciary Committee on June 21. Alex Wong/Getty Images

Such is the scale of Mueller’s investigation that legal fees for those coming under the probe’s focus are mounting sharply, to the extent that outside legal defense funds could soon be necessary, Axios reports. More Trump aides are said to have lawyered up in response to a draft letter from Trump explaining his reasons for firing Comey, which was never sent and has not been published but has been obtained by Mueller. The letter was handed out to several White House officials, including Vice President Mike Pence, according to The New York Times.

Despite Trump’s repeated insistence that he has been told he is not personally under investigation, the president is possibly facing very real personal consequences. Based on conversations with White House aides, Axios says that Mueller is narrowing in on a possible charge of obstruction of justice against the president.

While the details of the original letter have yet to be disclosed, Trump undermined his legally refined reasons for dismissing Comey when he told NBC News that he did so with the Russia investigation in mind.

Despite all of this, Trump is not thought to be considering firing Mueller, according to Axios. Doing so, Trump associates said, would be as bad as “firing the pope.”

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#1504732 --- 09/13/17 01:19 PM Re: 'Stupid and Reckless' [Re: gassy one]
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#1504762 --- 09/14/17 01:13 PM Re: 'Stupid and Reckless' [Re: cwjga]
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https://www.yahoo.com/news/ann-coulter-says-everyone-wants-130119011.html

Ann Coulter, conservative Republican commentator and author of the book “In Trump We Trust,” reached peak Donald Trump frustration on Thursday morning when she tweeted, “At this point, who doesn’t want Trump impeached?” and said she'd prefer President Mike Pence if the promised border wall falls through.

Other Republicans or Independents who have discussed the possibility of a Trump impeachment include Representative Justin Amash (R-Mich.), Representative Carlos Curbelo (R-Fla.) and Senator Angus King (I-ME).

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#1504840 --- 09/17/17 02:41 PM Re: 'Stupid and Reckless' [Re: gassy one]
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http://www.breitbart.com/video/2017/09/17/feinstein-senates-russia-probe-take-another-year-half-not/

Sunday on CNN’s “State of the Union,” Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) said the Senate Judiciary Committee’s investigation into possible collusion between Russia and Donald Trump’s presidential campaign could go on for “a year, a year-and-a-half, if not more.”

When asked if Donald Trump Jr., will testify in public Feinstein said, “It will be this fall, I know that for sure.”

She added, “Things keep changing. Not by design but by just the press of other business on the committee. I think people have to anticipate — I know because as I walk through the halls, there is a rush of the press, you know, question after question, it will take a long time. This could take a year, a year-and-a-half, if not more. So I think people have to be patient. The chairman and I work well together. If we have a difference, we work it out between us. I think the Democratic side is very constructive in how they work at this and we will be able to answer some questions.

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#1504877 --- 09/19/17 05:09 PM Re: 'Stupid and Reckless' [Re: kyle585]
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https://www.cbsnews.com/news/paul-manafort-spokesman-responds-to-wiretapping-report/

Manafort issued a rare response, after CBS News confirmed Manafort was wiretapped during an investigation of the efforts of Russian operatives to influence the election.

"If true, it is a felony to reveal the existence of a FISA warrant, regardless of the fact that no charges ever emerged," Manafort spokesman Jason Maloni said in a statement released Tuesday. "The U.S Department of Justice's Inspector General should immediately conduct an investigation into these leaks and to examine the motivations behind a previous administration's effort to surveil a political opponent.

Mr. Manafort requests that the Department of Justice release any intercepts involving him and any non-Americans so interested parties can come to the same conclusion as the DOJ – there is nothing there."

The warrant was issued prior to Robert Mueller's appointment as special counsel to take over the FBI investigation into Russian election meddling and any ties to the Trump campaign. Since then, Mueller has convened a grand jury in the probe. Federal investigators have told Manafort they plan to indict him, The New York Times reported Tuesday.

According to CNN, which first reported the Manafort wiretapping, the U.S. government listened in on the former campaign manager's conversations during the election cycle. The wiretapping, however, was not continuous, CNN reported.

This is a developing story.

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#1504980 --- 09/21/17 07:33 PM Re: 'Stupid and Reckless' [Re: kyle585]
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Obama illegal wiretaps! No way! LOL!

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#1504987 --- 09/21/17 09:34 PM Re: 'Stupid and Reckless' [Re: gassy one]
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Originally Posted By: gassy one
Obama illegal wiretaps! No way! LOL!

Not according to any investigation. whistle
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#1504991 --- 09/21/17 10:21 PM Re: 'Stupid and Reckless' [Re: Timbo]
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Originally Posted By: gassy one
Obama illegal wiretaps! No way! LOL!

Not according to any investigation. whistle
Wiretaps were approved under FISA warrants so Obama had to know or was more incompetent than everybody knows!

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#1505073 --- 09/23/17 01:56 AM Re: 'Stupid and Reckless' [Re: gassy one]
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This may be the first time in his life that Trump said he may have made a mistake! And I had to go to Breitbart to read it! And Trump is a fine person to talk about loyalty. He is the most disloyal I ever heard of! That is often mentioned in the news media. He will throw any friend under the bus to make himself look good.

http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/...luther-strange/

President Donald Trump admitted to Alabama voters Friday that he might have made a mistake by endorsing appointed Alabama Senator Luther Strange in the Republican primary.

“We have to be loyal in life,” Trump said. “There is something called loyalty, and I might have made a mistake and I’ll be honest, I might have made a mistake.”

Trump appeared in Alabama for a campaign rally for Strange, despite polling showing him still lagging behind his primary challenger conservative Judge Roy Moore.

Trump predicted that if Strange lost, his political opponents and the media would cite it as a big loss for Trump, but that he wanted to repay the appointed senator for his loyal support in the Senate.

“Both are good men,” Trump said, referring to Strange and Moore.

He specified that his decision was about loyalty and picking a candidate that could win in a general election.

“Luther will definitely win … Roy has a very good chance of not winning in the general election,” Trump said.

But he promised that if Moore won the primary, he would be “campaigning like hell” for him in the general election.

Trump spoke at length about Strange, pointing out that he was easy to work with and helped him support his agenda in Washington, DC.

Despite deep skepticism from grassroots conservatives about his credentials, Trump repeatedly insisted that the senator would help him achieve his agenda.

“Luther Strange is determined to drain that swamp,” Trump said.

Trump also tried to distance Strange from Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, although McConnell endorsed him.

“He’s not a friend of Mitch McConnell … he doesn’t know him, he just got there!” Trump exclaimed.

The McConnell-aligned Senate Leadership Fund Super PAC has spent $8 million in the Republican primary to help Strange win.

Trump admitted that Strange was damaged politically after he was appointed to the Senate seat by former Alabama Governor Robert Bentley after then-Senator Jeff Sessions took a job in the Trump administration.

“The fact that he was appointed, hurt him,” Trump said, but noted that he had done a “hell of a job” representing the state in a short time.

Trump said that it was fine if some of his friends and supporters preferred Moore over Strange, but joked that he might have to fire them.

“We may have to get rid of a few of them,” he said. “I’ve already gotten rid of a few of them. But they are good.”





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#1505074 --- 09/23/17 02:03 AM Re: 'Stupid and Reckless' [Re: kyle585]
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Originally Posted By: kyle585
They say that politics makes strange bed fellows. This is about as strange as I ever saw. And not because there is a person named Strange involved.
Quote:
Trump also tried to distance Strange from Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, although McConnell endorsed him.

“He’s not a friend of Mitch McConnell … he doesn’t know him, he just got there!” Trump exclaimed.

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#1505422 --- 09/27/17 06:14 AM Re: 'Stupid and Reckless' [Re: kyle585]
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http://www.al.com/news/index.ssf/2017/09/luther_stranges_defeat_bad_for.html

Luther Strange's defeat is bad for Trump. It's worse for McConnell
Posted on September 27, 2017 at 5:00 AM

A firebrand Alabama jurist wrested a U.S. Senate nomination from an appointed incumbent backed by millions of dollars from national Republicans, adding a new chapter Tuesday to an era of outsider politics that ushered Donald Trump into the White House yet leaves his presidency and his party in disarray.

Roy Moore's 9-point victory over Sen. Luther Strange, backed by the White House and Republican leaders on Capitol Hill, ranks as a miscalculation and temporary embarrassment for the president; it's a more consequential rebuke for Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, whom Moore said should step aside as GOP floor chief.

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#1505428 --- 09/27/17 07:19 AM Re: 'Stupid and Reckless' [Re: kyle585]
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Nothing Kyle Nothing!

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#1505437 --- 09/27/17 09:53 AM Re: 'Stupid and Reckless' [Re: gassy one]
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https://www.yahoo.com/gma/analysis-trump...topstories.html

Even Trump can’t control Trumpism.

The sweeping victory by Roy Moore in the Alabama GOP runoff is the first major electoral defeat for Trump, who endorsed and campaigned for appointed Sen. Luther Strange. It’s arguably a bigger loss for Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, whose super PAC dumped millions into the race in a losing attempt to beat back a challenger he feared would make a difficult senator.

The Alabama Senate runoff leaves fragile governing coalitions with an even more tenuous grasp on power, leaving the Trump agenda in further peril and reordering the 2018 landscape. Still, the scrambling of political loyalties and agendas just might be a development President Trump would welcome.

This is a setback with consequences as nuanced as the odd circumstances that left Trump and McConnell on the same side of this peculiar race in the first place. Among the big winners is Steve Bannon, the president’s former chief strategist, who gambled that he and his allies could help beat back the president’s own pick in a state where Trump is deeply popular.

Bannon directly addressed the Republican establishment in his election-eve appearance for Moore, naming McConnell, Karl Rove, and other GOP leaders who supported Strange in suggesting that a movement is only building: “They think you’re a pack of morons. They think you’re nothing but rubes.”

Moore’s primary victory will invite Democrats to invest in a deep-red state in advance of the December general election. But the likeliest final outcome will be the addition a Republican senator with a famously combative streak that figures to have him frustrating legislative efforts.

Moore in the Senate will leave McConnell with yet another hard-to-corral member of his caucus -– maybe one more difficult to get in line than even Rand Paul or Ted Cruz. And the fear of further far-right primary challengers could make McConnell’s job even harder, while also convincing more Republicans in the House and Senate to contemplate retirement.

On Tuesday, while polls were still open in Alabama, the first GOP senator this cycle announced that he’s stepping down at the end of his term. Sen. Bob Corker, R-Tenn., announced he’s leaving the Senate just a day after reports indicated that Bannon had met with a potential primary challenger.

Roy Moore defeats Sen. Luther Strange in Alabama GOP primary runoff viewed as test of Trump's influence

Trump stumps for Strange in Alabama but says he'll campaign for Moore if he wins

Those close to Trump expect him to lash out at McConnell over the loss, particularly after Senate Republicans fell short yet again in efforts to repeal and replace Obamacare. The setback could also convince him to go with his gut in other Senate races, including involving in emerging primary races where incumbent Republicans in Arizona and Nevada are facing pro-Trump challengers.

It’s exceedingly unlikely that this particular confluence of events will present themselves again, in 2018 or basically ever. Trump and McConnell put their combined political weight behind Strange, who was appointed by a governor who has since resigned in scandal, out of loyalty and a hope that he would offer more predictable support for the GOP agenda.

Lining up against Trump were Bannon and other anti-establishment figures, including another former White House aide, Sebastian Gorka, and Sarah Palin.

Trump seemed to second-guess his endorsement on Friday, in a campaign rally that of course got overshadowed by his comments about the NFL.

“I might have made a mistake," Trump told the crowd at the rally. "They're going to say, ‘Donald Trump, the president of the United States, was unable to pull his candidate across the line. It is a terrible, terrible moment for Trump. This is total embarrassment.’ ”

All that may be said, along with the fact that there is not likely to be another Senate candidate quite as colorful as Moore. Twice he was forced off the state Supreme Court because he defied federal court edicts.

He has said homosexual conduct should be illegal and that he believes President Obama was not born in the United States. At his own election-eve rally, he whipped out a gun to demonstrate his support for the Second Amendment.

Fundamentally, though he praises Trump effusively, he may not be a reliable vote for Trump’s agenda. Moore has developed a reputation as an ideologue, whereas the president by nature is a dealmaker.

Few expect the president to do anything but declare victory, in a race where both Republicans raced to be more pro-Trump. But this victory will carry severe consequences for policy, while pointing to the limits the president himself faces in corralling the forces that propelled him to office.

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#1505461 --- 09/27/17 05:22 PM Re: 'Stupid and Reckless' [Re: gassy one]
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Originally Posted By: gassy one
Nothing Kyle Nothing!
LOL. Ya. hehe

http://money.cnn.com/2017/09/27/media/facebook-black-lives-matter-targeting/index.html

Exclusive: Russian-bought Black Lives Matter ad on Facebook targeted Baltimore and Ferguson

by Dylan Byers @CNNMoney September 27, 2017: 6:03 PM ET

The targeting issue is also important because, if it appears that the targeting was particularly sophisticated, questions may be raised about how the Russians knew where to direct their ads. Further, information about the targeting could help investigators determine whether or not there was collusion between these ad buyers and the Trump campaign.

Warner, the top Democrat on the Senate Intelligence Committee, said this week that the aim of the ad-buyers "was to sow chaos."

"In many cases, it was more about voter suppression rather than increasing turnout," he told reporters.

The Senate Intelligence Committee will also hear from Twitter on Thursday about how foreign nationals may have used its ad service to influence the 2016 election. Twitter has declined to shed any light so far on what information it plans to give to Congress.

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#1505473 --- 09/27/17 08:32 PM Re: 'Stupid and Reckless' [Re: kyle585]
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Nothing new! I'm sure it has been done before!

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#1505485 --- 09/28/17 04:04 AM Re: 'Stupid and Reckless' [Re: gassy one]
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Originally Posted By: gassy one
Nothing new! I'm sure it has been done before!
You are sure Russia has interfered in our elections before? Amazing that you know this!

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#1505499 --- 09/28/17 07:14 AM Re: 'Stupid and Reckless' [Re: kyle585]
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Watch the news Kyle!

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#1505507 --- 09/28/17 07:20 AM Re: 'Stupid and Reckless' [Re: kyle585]
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Just google ted Kennedy and Russia. Democrats have been colluding with Russia to interfere with our elections for years.
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#1505509 --- 09/28/17 07:26 AM Re: 'Stupid and Reckless' [Re: cwjga]
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Originally Posted By: cwjga
Just google ted Kennedy and Russia. Democrats have been colluding with Russia to interfere with our elections for years.
OK I did. Thank you for finally providing a news source even though I had to google it myself

http://www.politifact.com/punditfact/sta...meeting-never-/

Says Ted Kennedy met "with the KGB in order to beat Ronald Reagan in 1984."

Fox News host cites Ted Kennedy-KGB meeting that never happened

By Jon Greenberg on Tuesday, July 18th, 2017 at 1:30 p.m.

Supporters of President Donald Trump have defended Donald Trump Jr. and his readiness to receive Russian materials on Hillary Clinton by finding examples when Democrats tried to do something similar. Fox News host Greg Gutfeld brought up the case of Sen. Ted Kennedy, D-Mass.

"Nothing will ever come close to Ted Kennedy meeting with the KGB in order to beat Ronald Reagan in 1984," Gutfeld said on his show July 15. "It was a quid pro quo. You help the Dems. We help the USSR. If it worked, we would still have the USSR."

As Gutfeld spoke, a graphic appeared on the screen of a 2009 Forbes magazine article, "Ted Kennedy’s Soviet Gambit."

This isn’t the first time we’ve seen a claim like this, and it’s not the first time this Kennedy-KGB story tracked back to that Forbes story.

So is it true?

Hardly.

There’s not much to back up the tale under any circumstances, but Gutfeld went overboard even relative to the Forbes article. He said Kennedy met with the KGB, something the Forbes piece doesn’t even mention.

The Forbes article describes a 1983 memo from Viktor Chebrikov, then head of the Soviet spy agency, to Yuri Andropov, the then-general secretary of the Communist Party. Chebrikov wrote that Kennedy’s trusted friend John Tunney, a former senator from California, had passed along Kennedy’s interest in meeting with Andropov.

So even if you take the memo from KGB agent as gospel, there was no actual meeting between Kennedy and the KGB.

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