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#1501538 --- 07/14/17 06:44 PM Re: "Unhinged & Dangerous: [Re: kyle585]
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Keith Olbermann&#8207;Verified account @KeithOlbermann 10h10 hours ago

Just arrest @DonaldJTrumpJr now, already
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#1501539 --- 07/14/17 06:45 PM Re: "Unhinged & Dangerous: [Re: kyle585]
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Keith Olbermann&#8207;Verified account @KeithOlbermann 10h10 hours ago

Oh and this moron Kushner. Just arrest HIM already, too
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#1501540 --- 07/14/17 06:45 PM Re: "Unhinged & Dangerous: [Re: kyle585]
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Trump hires new lawyer amid Russia investigation http://nbcnews.to/2tUgU7K
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#1501542 --- 07/14/17 06:46 PM Re: "Unhinged & Dangerous: [Re: kyle585]
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CNN legal analyst: Trump lawyer went way over the line in email response to critic http://cnn.it/2usitgv
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#1501543 --- 07/14/17 06:47 PM Re: "Unhinged & Dangerous: [Re: kyle585]
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Jared Kushner updated the foreign contacts list on his security clearance form 3 times, adding more than 100 names http://cbsn.ws/2tTwj8w
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#1501544 --- 07/14/17 06:48 PM Re: "Unhinged & Dangerous: [Re: kyle585]
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Donald Trump wants the border wall to be transparent so bags of Mexican drugs don't hit Americans on the head. http://on.cc.com/2umxDmu
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#1501545 --- 07/14/17 06:48 PM Re: "Unhinged & Dangerous: [Re: kyle585]
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New health care bill proves GOP promises on pre-existing conditions were never serious http://huffp.st/Irw8Poq
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#1501546 --- 07/14/17 06:49 PM Re: "Unhinged & Dangerous: [Re: kyle585]
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CNN&#8207;Verified account @CNN 13h13 hours ago

Former US Presidents Bill Clinton and George W. Bush stress the value of humility in the Oval Office http://cnn.it/2tSLwqj
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#1501547 --- 07/14/17 06:53 PM Re: "Unhinged & Dangerous: [Re: kyle585]
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Voters across the country slammed President Donald Trump’s commission on voter fraud in public comments sent to the panel — calling it a “a sham,” “evil” and “vile” for requesting mountains of personal data from all 50 states and the District of Columbia.

The Presidential Advisory Commission on Election Integrity's request for extensive information about voters ignited a bipartisan firestorm from officials who oversee elections. So far, 48 states are not fully complying with the panel’s request, according to an NBC News count.

Many officials and watchdogs have expressed disbelief and outrage at the request — some info is confidential or sensitive, they say — and the public comment request from the commission ahead of its first meeting next week was a chance for voters to weigh in.

Voters across the country slammed President Donald Trump’s commission on voter fraud in public comments sent to the panel — calling it a “a sham,” “evil” and “vile” for requesting mountains of personal data from all 50 states and the District of Columbia.

The Presidential Advisory Commission on Election Integrity's request for extensive information about voters ignited a bipartisan firestorm from officials who oversee elections. So far, 48 states are not fully complying with the panel’s request, according to an NBC News count.

Many officials and watchdogs have expressed disbelief and outrage at the request — some info is confidential or sensitive, they say — and the public comment request from the commission ahead of its first meeting next week was a chance for voters to weigh in.

The comments, which were released Thursday and included 112 pages of emails, ranged from thoughtful critiques to profanity-laden tirades, some of which included "f bombs."

"You are evil. Pray there is no hell,” wrote one critic.

Some comments singled out Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach, who co-chairs the commission, with one voter calling him a “disgusting fraud with no moral bearing whatsoever.”

“Find any dead people on the voter rolls of the two states complying with your request?” wrote one concerned voter to Kobach.


“I picture you in the White House basement, perched over an Old PC as you input voter info on a spreadsheet and decide how many Smiths and Joneses are dead, duplicates, ineligible, felons, minorities,” the voter added.

The commission was formed by Trump in May through executive order based on the president’s unfounded claims that “millions” voted illegally in the 2016 election, costing him the popular vote against his Democratic rival Hillary Clinton.
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#1501557 --- 07/14/17 10:58 PM Re: "Unhinged & Dangerous: [Re: kyle585]
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Voters across the country slammed President Donald Trump’s commission on voter fraud in public comments sent to the panel — calling it a “a sham,” “evil” and “vile” for requesting mountains of personal data from all 50 states and the District of Columbia.

The Presidential Advisory Commission on Election Integrity's request for extensive information about voters ignited a bipartisan firestorm from officials who oversee elections. So far, 48 states are not fully complying with the panel’s request, according to an NBC News count.

Many officials and watchdogs have expressed disbelief and outrage at the request — some info is confidential or sensitive, they say — and the public comment request from the commission ahead of its first meeting next week was a chance for voters to weigh in.

Voters across the country slammed President Donald Trump’s commission on voter fraud in public comments sent to the panel — calling it a “a sham,” “evil” and “vile” for requesting mountains of personal data from all 50 states and the District of Columbia.

The Presidential Advisory Commission on Election Integrity's request for extensive information about voters ignited a bipartisan firestorm from officials who oversee elections. So far, 48 states are not fully complying with the panel’s request, according to an NBC News count.

Many officials and watchdogs have expressed disbelief and outrage at the request — some info is confidential or sensitive, they say — and the public comment request from the commission ahead of its first meeting next week was a chance for voters to weigh in.

The comments, which were released Thursday and included 112 pages of emails, ranged from thoughtful critiques to profanity-laden tirades, some of which included "f bombs."

"You are evil. Pray there is no hell,” wrote one critic.

Some comments singled out Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach, who co-chairs the commission, with one voter calling him a “disgusting fraud with no moral bearing whatsoever.”

“Find any dead people on the voter rolls of the two states complying with your request?” wrote one concerned voter to Kobach.


“I picture you in the White House basement, perched over an Old PC as you input voter info on a spreadsheet and decide how many Smiths and Joneses are dead, duplicates, ineligible, felons, minorities,” the voter added.

The commission was formed by Trump in May through executive order based on the president’s unfounded claims that “millions” voted illegally in the 2016 election, costing him the popular vote against his Democratic rival Hillary Clinton.
I am sure there were thousands of illegal votes cast from illegals mostly! From voting in more than one state to using someone elses identity! Hell most of the southern states you don't even have to show ID anymore!

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#1501566 --- 07/15/17 02:31 AM Re: "Unhinged & Dangerous: [Re: gassy one]
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Originally Posted By: gassy one
Hell most of the southern states you don't even have to show ID anymore!
You don't have to show ID in New York either! Do you even vote here?
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#1501567 --- 07/15/17 02:32 AM Re: "Unhinged & Dangerous: [Re: gassy one]
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Originally Posted By: gassy one
I am sure there were thousands of illegal votes cast from illegals mostly!
Even thousands of illegal votes is far from the 3 to 5 million that lying Trump said gave him the popular vote.
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#1501575 --- 07/15/17 03:02 AM Re: "Unhinged & Dangerous: [Re: kyle585]
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Excellent article. This shows what can happen when you have a president with no political experience. That might of worked if he brought in a staff with political experience. Instead he brings in his kids!

https://www.apnews.com/76d24067c53d42298b85d214a23ee608/Analysis:-Slow-leak-of-Russia-news-flooding-White-House

NEW YORK (AP) — As Air Force One flew home from Europe, news was set to break about a meeting that Donald Trump’s eldest son had with a Kremlin-connected lawyer, promising yet another round of unwelcome headlines about the president and Russia. And that happened twice within a week.

The day-after-day drip-drip-drip of revelations over the past week about Donald Trump Jr.’s contact with the Russian lawyer in 2016 underscores the White House’s inability to shake off the Russia story and close the book on a narrative that casts a shadow over Trump’s presidency. No matter how presidential Trump may have looked on his back-to-back trips to Europe in recent days, the persistent questions about connections between Trump’s team and Russia prevent him from savoring a public relations victory and building momentum for his stalled legislative agenda.

“No successful crisis management model works the way they are doing things,” said Lanny Davis, who worked as special counsel to President Bill Clinton during his impeachment hearings. “If your mission is to control a story or try to end a story, you need to tell it early, tell it all and tell it yourself.”

Trump Jr.’s account of his Trump Tower meeting has seemingly changed on an almost daily basis. At first, the meeting was said to be about a Russian adoption program. Then, it was to hear information about campaign rival Hillary Clinton. Finally, Trump Jr. was forced to release emails — mere moments before The New York Times planned to do so — that revealed he had told an associate that he would “love” Russia’s help in obtaining negative details about the Democratic nominee.

Even the number of people who attended the meeting has changed. On Friday, a prominent Russian-American lobbyist told The Associated Press that he, too, had been part of the discussion.

Each revelation, no matter how small, has been seized upon by Democrats and dissected in detail on cable news.

Davis is credited with helping to steer the Clinton White House through a series of investigations, allowing the president to focus on his agenda while the lawyer shouldered the burden of dumping bad news and keeping West Wing staffers in lockstep in their response. He doesn’t see a central figure doing that for Trump, and believes the president would be well-served to appoint a lawyer within the White House, instead of using a web of external attorneys.

Trump Jr. and Jared Kushner — the president’s son-in-law and senior adviser also attended the June 2016 meeting — also have retained attorneys separate from those hired by the president.

“They need to have one lawyer get every person in one room and figure out who knows what. No more surprises,” said Davis, who favors proactively releasing any new findings. “The facts are coming out anyway — only question is whether they come out all at once or a little bit in a time.”

The firestorm over Don Jr.’s emails has been a frustrating distraction during a stretch in which some White House advisers believed they were finding their footing. Trump’s allies also were heartened by his trips to Europe, believing that his speech saluting national pride in Poland was a high point of his presidency and that he appeared statesman-like during a whirlwind visit to Paris.

But behind the scenes, a group of Trump aides gathered in a cabin on the presidential aircraft flying home from Germany last weekend to begin preparing for the initial fallout from Trump Jr.’s 2016 meeting. And then just six days later, as Air Force One was returning from France, more news was breaking about Trump Jr.’s shifting account of the meeting, again launching a bad news cycle and straining the credibility of the president’s defense team.

For some, the steady drumbeat of Russia revelations echoes how the Watergate story emerged in one Washington Post story after another.

“I think the ‘drip-drip-drip’ is a perfect analogy, for that’s exactly what people said about Watergate and President Nixon’s Oval Office tapes,” said Luke Nichter, a historian who has written several books on the former president. “They were released piecemeal and every release was damaging.”


Even if the ongoing Russia questions don’t end in legal consequences for Trump, they can still inflict serious political damage if allowed to needlessly drag out.

“I don’t know that there’s anyone powerful enough on the team to marshal this and get all the facts out now,” says Ari Fleischer, former press secretary to President George W. Bush. “Omissions are as harmful as contradictions because it seems like you’re hiding something. From a communications standpoint, it’s unforgiveable.”
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#1501578 --- 07/15/17 04:28 AM Re: "Unhinged & Dangerous: [Re: kyle585]
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More and more Republicans are starting to see the problem. You can't blame just liberals any more.

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GOP congressman says Trump should remove his kids from the White House http://huffp.st/GSlXCzK

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A GOP congressman has advised President Donald Trump to exclude his offspring from his administration.

Rep. Bill Flores (R-Texas) told local news outlet KBTX on Wednesday that it would be in Trump’s “best interest” if he “removed all of his children from the White House.”

“Not only Donald Trump [Jr.], but Ivanka [Trump] and [son-in-law] Jared Kushner,” Flores said. “I wish that he would get them out of the way so that we could have a professional staff at the White House on policy issues.”


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#1501579 --- 07/15/17 06:41 AM Re: "Unhinged & Dangerous: [Re: kyle585]
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http://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2...learance-215378

Why Does Jared Kushner Still Have a Security Clearance?

Anyone else would have been fired long ago, if not worse.

By Edward Price
July 14, 2017

With nearly each passing day, the public learns more sordid details of the Russia scandal engulfing the Trump administration. It’s far from clear just how deep the Russia affair goes; in today’s climate, one progressive’s collusion is a conservative’s perfunctory opposition research meeting. As with much in our polarized society, much lies in the eye of the beholder.

But the latest revelations undeniably have raised additional questions about the judgment of key figures in President Trump’s orbit, namely his eldest son Donald Jr., his former campaign manager Paul Manafort, and his son-in-law Jared Kushner. Only Kushner, however, holds an administration position and, as a result, a Top Secret security clearance.

The fact that Kushner, by all accounts, retains that clearance is an affront to America’s national security and a slap in the face to the career professionals subject to a different set of rules. I know this because, as a career CIA officer and later a spokesman for the National Security Council, I used to be one of them.


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#1501603 --- 07/16/17 02:26 AM Re: "Unhinged & Dangerous: [Re: kyle585]
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http://www.politico.com/story/2017/07/16/trump-approval-rating-historic-low-240598

President Donald Trump has hit the lowest approval rating of any president during their first six months in office in 70 years, according to a new ABC News/Washington Post poll.

Thirty-six percent of those surveyed approve of the president's job performance, which is six points down from his 100-day mark, while 58 percent disapprove of Trump's performance.

Gerald Ford was the last president to be near that mark in the poll half-a-year into his presidency, with a 39 percent approval rating in February 1975. At the six-month mark, both former Presidents Barack Obama and George W. Bush were at 59 percent.

In regards to Donald Trump Jr.'s meeting with a Russian lawyer aimed at getting information on Hillary Clinton during the 2016 election, 63 percent said his actions were inappropriate.

Sixty percent think Russia tried to influence the 2016 presidential race and 67 percent believe Trump aides helped them.

Trump Jr.'s meeting with Natalia Veselnitskaya, a politically-connected Russian lawyer whom the Trump team believed had damaging information on Clinton in June 2016, has stirred controversy for the White House.

In addition, 38 percent of those surveyed said Trump has not made significant progress toward his goals, with 55 percent thinking otherwise. Two-thirds of respondents also don't trust Trump to negotiate with world leaders on the U.S.'s behalf, specifically Russian leader Vladimir Putin, following the G-20 summit.

Just 27 percent said the U.S.'s world leadership has gotten stronger under Trump, while about half said it's gotten weaker.

The poll was conducted by landline and cell phone from July 10 to 13 in both English and Spanish among a random sample of 1,001 adults with a margin of error of 3.5 points.
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#1501625 --- 07/16/17 05:15 PM Re: "Unhinged & Dangerous: [Re: kyle585]
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http://www.thedailybeast.com/team-trump-excuses-for-the-don-jr-meeting-go-from-bad-to-worse

Team Trump Excuses for the Don Jr. Meeting Go from Bad to Worse
The explanations and defenses have continued to change—and not for the better.


In the week since the Donald Trump Jr. Russia-email scandal broke, the excuses from the White House, the president’s legal team, and top Trump associates have gone from bad to worse.

On Sunday, Jay Sekulow, the face of President Trump’s outside legal team, made the rounds on the various morning political talk shows to defend the president against what Team Trump has repeatedly smeared as a “witch hunt.”

When asked by ABC’s Jonathan Karl about the infamous Trump Tower meeting that Trump Jr., Paul Manafort, and Jared Kushner attended—at which Trump Jr. solicited Hillary Clinton dirt from people he was told were Kremlin representatives and that the Kremlin wanted to support Trump—and whether the FBI should have been notified, Sekulow trotted out a fresh talking point passing the buck to the U.S. Secret Service.

“Well, I wonder why the Secret Service, if [the Trump Tower meeting] was nefarious, why the Secret Service allowed these people in,” Sekulow said on Sunday morning. “The president had Secret Service protection at that point, and that raised a question with me.”

On Sunday, Secret Service spokesman Mason Brayman offered an answer to Sekulow's question, telling Reuters that Trump's eldest son “was not a protectee of the USSS in June, 2016. Thus we would not have screened anyone he was meeting with at that time.”

Sekulow then tried to shift the conversation away from the Russian government and the Trump presidential campaign and towards the Ukrainian embassy and the Democratic National Committee—the Trump White House’s new favorite argument that is so flimsy even Trump aides know how weak it is, as The Daily Beast reported last week. The argument is based almost entirely on willfully blurring the meaning of a single Politico article published in January, and insisting that “if there’s been any evidence of collusion in 2016 that’s come out at all or been discussed that’s actually happened it would be between the DNC and the Ukrainian government,” as deputy White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said last week.

The series of fishy excuses that the president’s legal team continues to push isn’t so much a bug in Team Trump’s messaging apparatus, as much as it is a feature in it.

“Hillary Clinton can illegally get the questions to the Debate & delete 33,000 emails but my son Don is being scorned by the Fake News Media?” President Trump tweeted early on Sunday, in his undying quest to make every scandal during his administration about Hillary Clinton, his Democratic rival who lost in November.

And as scrutiny over the meeting expanded late last week to an increasingly large circle of people, the senior Trump aides at the center of the controversy are trying to get out exculpatory explanations—without actually saying much of anything.

An email thread that detailed the then-upcoming meeting was forwarded last summer by Trump Jr. to both Manafort, at the time Donald Trump’s 2016 campaign chairman, and Kushner, the president’s son-in-law and still senior adviser.

In one email to Trump Jr., a friend offered to connect the president’s eldest son to a “Russian government attorney” who could relay “very high level and sensitive information” as “part of Russia and its government’s support for Mr. Trump.”

The thread forwarded to Kushner and Manafort included a particularly one-the-nose subject line reading, “Re: Russia - Clinton - private and confidential”—a subject header that might raise an eyebrow or two.

According to a source familiar with the situation, speaking to The Daily Beast on the condition of anonymity to discuss the matter, Kushner claims that he did not scan to the bottom of the email thread forwarded by his brother-in-law, therefore completely missing the part about “Russia and its government.”



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#1501641 --- 07/16/17 11:06 PM Re: "Unhinged & Dangerous: [Re: kyle585]
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http://www.thedailybeast.com/team-trump-excuses-for-the-don-jr-meeting-go-from-bad-to-worse

Team Trump Excuses for the Don Jr. Meeting Go from Bad to Worse
The explanations and defenses have continued to change—and not for the better.


In the week since the Donald Trump Jr. Russia-email scandal broke, the excuses from the White House, the president’s legal team, and top Trump associates have gone from bad to worse.

On Sunday, Jay Sekulow, the face of President Trump’s outside legal team, made the rounds on the various morning political talk shows to defend the president against what Team Trump has repeatedly smeared as a “witch hunt.”

When asked by ABC’s Jonathan Karl about the infamous Trump Tower meeting that Trump Jr., Paul Manafort, and Jared Kushner attended—at which Trump Jr. solicited Hillary Clinton dirt from people he was told were Kremlin representatives and that the Kremlin wanted to support Trump—and whether the FBI should have been notified, Sekulow trotted out a fresh talking point passing the buck to the U.S. Secret Service.

“Well, I wonder why the Secret Service, if [the Trump Tower meeting] was nefarious, why the Secret Service allowed these people in,” Sekulow said on Sunday morning. “The president had Secret Service protection at that point, and that raised a question with me.”

On Sunday, Secret Service spokesman Mason Brayman offered an answer to Sekulow's question, telling Reuters that Trump's eldest son “was not a protectee of the USSS in June, 2016. Thus we would not have screened anyone he was meeting with at that time.”

Sekulow then tried to shift the conversation away from the Russian government and the Trump presidential campaign and towards the Ukrainian embassy and the Democratic National Committee—the Trump White House’s new favorite argument that is so flimsy even Trump aides know how weak it is, as The Daily Beast reported last week. The argument is based almost entirely on willfully blurring the meaning of a single Politico article published in January, and insisting that “if there’s been any evidence of collusion in 2016 that’s come out at all or been discussed that’s actually happened it would be between the DNC and the Ukrainian government,” as deputy White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said last week.

The series of fishy excuses that the president’s legal team continues to push isn’t so much a bug in Team Trump’s messaging apparatus, as much as it is a feature in it.

“Hillary Clinton can illegally get the questions to the Debate & delete 33,000 emails but my son Don is being scorned by the Fake News Media?” President Trump tweeted early on Sunday, in his undying quest to make every scandal during his administration about Hillary Clinton, his Democratic rival who lost in November.

And as scrutiny over the meeting expanded late last week to an increasingly large circle of people, the senior Trump aides at the center of the controversy are trying to get out exculpatory explanations—without actually saying much of anything.

An email thread that detailed the then-upcoming meeting was forwarded last summer by Trump Jr. to both Manafort, at the time Donald Trump’s 2016 campaign chairman, and Kushner, the president’s son-in-law and still senior adviser.

In one email to Trump Jr., a friend offered to connect the president’s eldest son to a “Russian government attorney” who could relay “very high level and sensitive information” as “part of Russia and its government’s support for Mr. Trump.”

The thread forwarded to Kushner and Manafort included a particularly one-the-nose subject line reading, “Re: Russia - Clinton - private and confidential”—a subject header that might raise an eyebrow or two.

According to a source familiar with the situation, speaking to The Daily Beast on the condition of anonymity to discuss the matter, Kushner claims that he did not scan to the bottom of the email thread forwarded by his brother-in-law, therefore completely missing the part about “Russia and its government.”

NOTHING KYLE NOTHING!

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#1501648 --- 07/17/17 02:40 AM Re: "Unhinged & Dangerous: [Re: gassy one]
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Originally Posted By: kyle585
http://www.thedailybeast.com/team-trump-excuses-for-the-don-jr-meeting-go-from-bad-to-worse

Team Trump Excuses for the Don Jr. Meeting Go from Bad to Worse
The explanations and defenses have continued to change—and not for the better.


In the week since the Donald Trump Jr. Russia-email scandal broke, the excuses from the White House, the president’s legal team, and top Trump associates have gone from bad to worse.

On Sunday, Jay Sekulow, the face of President Trump’s outside legal team, made the rounds on the various morning political talk shows to defend the president against what Team Trump has repeatedly smeared as a “witch hunt.”

When asked by ABC’s Jonathan Karl about the infamous Trump Tower meeting that Trump Jr., Paul Manafort, and Jared Kushner attended—at which Trump Jr. solicited Hillary Clinton dirt from people he was told were Kremlin representatives and that the Kremlin wanted to support Trump—and whether the FBI should have been notified, Sekulow trotted out a fresh talking point passing the buck to the U.S. Secret Service.

“Well, I wonder why the Secret Service, if [the Trump Tower meeting] was nefarious, why the Secret Service allowed these people in,” Sekulow said on Sunday morning. “The president had Secret Service protection at that point, and that raised a question with me.”

On Sunday, Secret Service spokesman Mason Brayman offered an answer to Sekulow's question, telling Reuters that Trump's eldest son “was not a protectee of the USSS in June, 2016. Thus we would not have screened anyone he was meeting with at that time.”

Sekulow then tried to shift the conversation away from the Russian government and the Trump presidential campaign and towards the Ukrainian embassy and the Democratic National Committee—the Trump White House’s new favorite argument that is so flimsy even Trump aides know how weak it is, as The Daily Beast reported last week. The argument is based almost entirely on willfully blurring the meaning of a single Politico article published in January, and insisting that “if there’s been any evidence of collusion in 2016 that’s come out at all or been discussed that’s actually happened it would be between the DNC and the Ukrainian government,” as deputy White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said last week.

The series of fishy excuses that the president’s legal team continues to push isn’t so much a bug in Team Trump’s messaging apparatus, as much as it is a feature in it.

“Hillary Clinton can illegally get the questions to the Debate & delete 33,000 emails but my son Don is being scorned by the Fake News Media?” President Trump tweeted early on Sunday, in his undying quest to make every scandal during his administration about Hillary Clinton, his Democratic rival who lost in November.

And as scrutiny over the meeting expanded late last week to an increasingly large circle of people, the senior Trump aides at the center of the controversy are trying to get out exculpatory explanations—without actually saying much of anything.

An email thread that detailed the then-upcoming meeting was forwarded last summer by Trump Jr. to both Manafort, at the time Donald Trump’s 2016 campaign chairman, and Kushner, the president’s son-in-law and still senior adviser.

In one email to Trump Jr., a friend offered to connect the president’s eldest son to a “Russian government attorney” who could relay “very high level and sensitive information” as “part of Russia and its government’s support for Mr. Trump.”

The thread forwarded to Kushner and Manafort included a particularly one-the-nose subject line reading, “Re: Russia - Clinton - private and confidential”—a subject header that might raise an eyebrow or two.

According to a source familiar with the situation, speaking to The Daily Beast on the condition of anonymity to discuss the matter, Kushner claims that he did not scan to the bottom of the email thread forwarded by his brother-in-law, therefore completely missing the part about “Russia and its government.”

NOTHING KYLE NOTHING!
They keep telling lie after lie and you say nothing? Wow. I don't know what more I can do if you keep believing their lies.
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#1501663 --- 07/17/17 07:44 AM Re: "Unhinged & Dangerous: [Re: kyle585]
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Is his "America First" slogan now going to go away too? And he wants to boost our military spending in Europe? How can we believe anything he says?

http://www.cnn.com/2017/07/17/politics/trump-world-policeman/index.html

In the first six months of President Donald Trump's tenure, the US has ramped up military operations in trouble spots across the globe and is preparing to do more.

The intensified military engagement stretches from Europe through Africa and the Middle East to South Asia, and marks a striking contrast to the vision of "America First" retrenchment that Trump presented as a candidate. Some of these increases were initiated under President Barack Obama, but Trump has continued and in many cases boosted them.

The US has established a more robust and active military presence in Somalia, Yemen, Iraq, Syria and Afghanistan and is poised to become more engaged in Libya. It has sent more troops to Europe and aims to boost military spending there. In Asia, Trump is considering responses to North Korea's aggressive pursuit of nuclear weapons and missile capabilities that include military options.

The escalation marks a stark about-face from Trump's campaign declarations that the US can no longer afford to be the world's policeman, his questioning of long-held US alliances, and his dismissal of his Democratic opponent's foreign policy by calling her, among other things, "trigger happy Hillary."

In Europe, the number of US troops has increased under Trump as part of NATO's eastern forward presence with new battalions in Poland and the Baltics. Obama made that decision, but Trump has doubled down by requesting a $1.4 billion increase for defense spending on the European Reassurance Initiative, which has increased the US security presence in Europe, to make a new total of nearly $4.8 billion.
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