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  1. #4546
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    Quote Originally Posted by dbroncos78087 View Post
    If regulations are so bad, why is Trump proud to have strengthened them to prevent deaths during airline flight? #WhatsUpWithThat
    That comment came from a guy who wants to privatize air safety and airport jobs in his infrastructure plan....don't bother making sense of the senseless.

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    Some interesting data on Trumps E.O.'s

    https://theintercept.com/2018/01/02/...cutive-orders/
    Last edited by GGGGG-Men; 01-03-2018 at 02:31 PM.

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    COURT FORCES BEN CARSON TO BE A CIVIL RIGHTS CHAMPION FOR A DAY


    BEN CARSON WILL soon deliver a major victory for civil rights activists on behalf of the Trump administration, implementing a new rule that will give more than 200,000 low-income families in 24 cities significantly improved access to housing in high-income neighborhoods.

    Carson, however, has not suddenly become a champion of civil rights now that he is secretary of Housing and Urban Development. The rule was crafted by the Obama administration and a court ordered the Trump administration to enforce it.

    The policy attempts to resolve a seeming defect in the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s housing voucher program: that vouchers are worth the same amount across an entire region. That means most voucher holders can’t afford to move into wealthier neighborhoods because their subsidy isn’t large enough to cover rent. Landlords in poor neighborhoods can, in turn, price gouge voucher holders, who have nowhere else to go. The new rule requires public housing authorities to alter the way they calculate rent subsidies, effectively making vouchers worth more in affluent areas and worth less in poorer communities.
    https://theintercept.com/2018/01/02/...using-voucher/

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    Even the Census isn't safe from this moron:

    Trump Justice Department Pushes for Citizenship Question on Census, Alarming Experts
    “This is a recipe for sabotaging the census,” said one. The administration’s stated reason for the controversial move: protecting civil rights.
    https://www.propublica.org/article/t...arming-experts

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    Donald Trump’s former chief strategist Steve Bannon has described the Trump Tower meeting between the president’s son and a group of Russians during the 2016 election campaign as “treasonous” and “unpatriotic”, according to new book.

    Bannon, speaking to author Michael Wolff, warned that the investigation into alleged collusion with the Kremlin will focus on money laundering and predicted: “They’re going to crack Don Junior like an egg on national TV.”

    A June 2016 meeting involving Trump’s son Donald Jr, son-in-law Jared Kushner, then campaign chairman Paul Manafort and Russian lawyer Natalia Veselnitskaya at Trump Tower in New York.
    A trusted intermediary had promised documents that would “incriminate” rival Hillary Clinton but instead of alerting the FBI to a potential assault on American democracy by a foreign power, Trump Jr replied in an email: “I love it.”

    "The three senior guys in the campaign thought it was a good idea to meet with a foreign government inside Trump Tower in the conference room on the 25th floor, with no lawyers. They didn’t have any lawyers
    Even if you thought that this was not treasonous, or unpatriotic, or bad ****, and I happen to think it’s all of that, you should have called the FBI immediately.” said Bannon.

    Bannon also speculated that Trump Jr had involved his father in the meeting. “The chance that Don Jr did not walk these jumos up to his father’s office on the twenty-sixth floor is zero.”

    Special counsel Robert Mueller was appointed last May, following Trump’s dismissal of FBI director James Comey, to investigate Russian meddling in the 2016 election. This has led to the indictments of four members of Trump’s inner circle, including Manafort and former national security adviser Michael Flynn. Manafort has pleaded not guilty to money laundering charges; Flynn has pleaded guilty to lying to the FBI.

    Bannon suggests White House hopes for a quick end to the Mueller investigation are gravely misplaced.

    “You realise where this is going, This is all about money laundering. Mueller chose [senior prosecutor Andrew] Weissmann first and he is a money-laundering guy. Their path to Trump goes right through Paul Manafort, Don Jr and Jared Kushner … It’s as plain as a hair on your face.”

    Last month it was reported that federal prosecutors had subpoenaed records from Deutsche Bank, the German financial institution that has lent hundreds of millions of dollars to the Kushner property empire. Bannon continues: “It goes through Deutsche Bank and all the Kushner . The Kushner is greasy. They’re going to go right through that. They’re going to roll those two guys up and say play me or trade me.”

    Scorning apparent White House insouciance, Bannon reaches for a hurricane metaphor: “They’re sitting on a beach trying to stop a Category Five.”

    Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House by Michael Wolff will be published next week

    Wolff also writes that Thomas Barrack Jr, a billionaire who is one of the president’s oldest associates, allegedly told a friend: “Trump’s not only crazy, he’s stupid.”
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    Trump responding to Bannon:

    Steve Bannon has nothing to do with me or my Presidency. When he was fired, he not only lost his job, he lost his mind. Steve was a staffer who worked for me after I had already won the nomination by defeating seventeen candidates, often described as the most talented field ever assembled in the Republican party.

    Now that he is on his own, Steve is learning that winning isn’t as easy as I make it look. Steve had very little to do with our historic victory, which was delivered by the forgotten men and women of this country. Yet Steve had everything to do with the loss of a Senate seat in Alabama held for more than thirty years by Republicans. Steve doesn’t represent my base—he’s only in it for himself.

    Steve pretends to be at war with the media, which he calls the opposition party, yet he spent his time at the White House leaking false information to the media to make himself seem far more important than he was. It is the only thing he does well. Steve was rarely in a one-on-one meeting with me and only pretends to have had influence to fool a few people with no access and no clue, whom he helped write phony books.

    We have many great Republican members of Congress and candidates who are very supportive of the Make America Great Again agenda. Like me, they love the United States of America and are helping to finally take our country back and build it up, rather than simply seeking to burn it all down.

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    Why is Rubio breaking with the GOP?

    Rubio on Mueller investigation:
    "The best thing that can happen for the president, for the country and for everyone is that he be allowed to complete his investigation as thoroughly and as completely as possible and that we allow the facts from that investigation to lead where it may"

    Rubio on GOP tax plan:
    "I thought we probably went too far on helping corporations. By and large, you're going to see a lot of these multinationals buy back shares to drive up the price. Some of them will be forced, because their sitting on historic levels of cash, to pay but dividends to shareholders. That isn't going to create dynamic economic growth."

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    What Rubio says means nothing. He voted for the tax bill after some petty change despite blabbering about it. Chris Christie did one good thing and that was exposing Rubio as a literal robot.

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    Quote Originally Posted by valade16 View Post
    Democrats engage in voter fraud, that's why even though there are more registered Democrats than Republicans in the US, they keep losing elections.
    http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/vi...rticle/2631163

    A James Madison University student was sentenced to prison Tuesday after pleading guilty to registering dead voters for the Democratic Party during the 2016 election
    that is a conviction for voter fraud.






    Quote Originally Posted by bagwell368 View Post

    H lied to protect himself or perhaps others, happens all the time

    he lied to the FBI. he has to have no/low credibility.






    Quote Originally Posted by kevin13697 View Post
    Bannon, speaking to author Michael Wolff, warned that the investigation into alleged collusion with the Kremlin will focus on money laundering and predicted: “They’re going to crack Don Junior like an egg on national TV.”

    A June 2016 meeting involving Trump’s son Donald Jr, son-in-law Jared Kushner, then campaign chairman Paul Manafort and Russian lawyer Natalia Veselnitskaya at Trump Tower in New York.
    A trusted intermediary had promised documents that would “incriminate” rival Hillary Clinton but instead of alerting the FBI to a potential assault on American democracy by a foreign power, Trump Jr replied in an email: “I love it.”

    "The three senior guys in the campaign thought it was a good idea to meet with a foreign government inside Trump Tower in the conference room on the 25th floor, with no lawyers. They didn’t have any lawyers
    Even if you thought that this was not treasonous, or unpatriotic, or bad ****, and I happen to think it’s all of that, you should have called the FBI immediately.” said Bannon.

    Bannon also speculated that Trump Jr had involved his father in the meeting. “The chance that Don Jr did not walk these jumos up to his father’s office on the twenty-sixth floor is zero.”

    Special counsel Robert Mueller was appointed last May, following Trump’s dismissal of FBI director James Comey, to investigate Russian meddling in the 2016 election. This has led to the indictments of four members of Trump’s inner circle, including Manafort and former national security adviser Michael Flynn. Manafort has pleaded not guilty to money laundering charges; Flynn has pleaded guilty to lying to the FBI.

    Bannon suggests White House hopes for a quick end to the Mueller investigation are gravely misplaced.

    “You realise where this is going, This is all about money laundering. Mueller chose [senior prosecutor Andrew] Weissmann first and he is a money-laundering guy. Their path to Trump goes right through Paul Manafort, Don Jr and Jared Kushner … It’s as plain as a hair on your face.”

    Last month it was reported that federal prosecutors had subpoenaed records from Deutsche Bank, the German financial institution that has lent hundreds of millions of dollars to the Kushner property empire. Bannon continues: “It goes through Deutsche Bank and all the Kushner . The Kushner is greasy. They’re going to go right through that. They’re going to roll those two guys up and say play me or trade me.”

    Scorning apparent White House insouciance, Bannon reaches for a hurricane metaphor: “They’re sitting on a beach trying to stop a Category Five.”

    Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House by Michael Wolff will be published next week

    Wolff also writes that Thomas Barrack Jr, a billionaire who is one of the president’s oldest associates, allegedly told a friend: “Trump’s not only crazy, he’s stupid.”
    this makes me laugh so hard. not what Bannon said, but that people are using/supporting what Bannon said. I would think it would be pretty much every single person that has considered them self on the other side of Donald Trump, that while Steve Bannon was in the White House he (Bannon) was hated by all of these people. now that Bannon allegedly said something in a book (by author Michael Wolff) that people are now supporting and agreeing with Steve Bannon. those that hated Steve Bannon now support Steve Bannon.

    the anti-Trump movement seems to be getting dumber

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    Quote Originally Posted by SpecialFNK View Post
    this makes me laugh so hard. not what Bannon said, but that people are using/supporting what Bannon said. I would think it would be pretty much every single person that has considered them self on the other side of Donald Trump, that while Steve Bannon was in the White House he (Bannon) was hated by all of these people. now that Bannon allegedly said something in a book (by author Michael Wolff) that people are now supporting and agreeing with Steve Bannon. those that hated Steve Bannon now support Steve Bannon.
    What are your thoughts on Trump's response?

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    The founders of Fusion GPS have gone public to say that Republicans need to release their testimony before Congress. Fusion founders Glenn Simpson and Peter Fritsch write in The New York Times:

    "Republicans have refused to release full transcripts of our firm’s testimony, even as they selectively leak details to media outlets on the far right. It’s time to share what our company told investigators.

    "...We suggested investigators look into the bank records of Deutsche Bank and others that were funding Mr. Trump’s businesses. Congress appears uninterested in that tip: Reportedly, ours are the only bank records the House Intelligence Committee has subpoenaed.

    "We told Congress that from Manhattan to Sunny Isles Beach, Fla., and from Toronto to Panama, we found widespread evidence that Mr. Trump and his organization had worked with a wide array of dubious Russians in arrangements that often raised questions about money laundering. Likewise, those deals don’t seem to interest Congress."

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    More leaks from, Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House by Michael Wolff

    Trump was 'befuddled' by his victory

    "Shortly after 8pm on Election Night, when the unexpected trend - Trump might actually win - seemed confirmed, Don Jr told a friend that his father, or DJT, as he calls him, looked as if he had seen a ghost. Melania was in tears - and not of joy. There was, in the space of little more than an hour, in Steve Bannon's not unamused observation, a befuddled Trump morphing into a disbelieving Trump and then into a horrified Trump. But still to come was the final transformation: Suddenly, Donald Trump became a man who believed that he deserved to be, and was wholly capable of being, the president of the United States."

    Trump was 'angry' at inauguration


    "Trump did not enjoy his own inauguration. He was angry that A-level stars had snubbed the event, disgruntled with the accommodations at Blair House, and visibly fighting with his wife, who seemed on the verge of tears. Throughout the day, he wore what some around him had taken to calling his golf face: angry and pissed off, shoulders hunched, arms swinging, brow furled, lips pursed."

    Trump was scared to live at White House

    "Trump, in fact, found the White House to be vexing and even a little scary. He retreated to his own bedroom - the first time since the Kennedy White House that a presidential couple had maintained separate rooms. In the first days, he ordered two television screens in addition to the one already there, and a lock on the door, precipitating a brief standoff with the Secret Service, who insisted they have access to the room."

    Ivanka hopes to be president

    "Balancing risk against reward, both Jared and Ivanka decided to accept roles in the West Wing over the advice of almost everyone they knew. It was a joint decision by the couple, and, in some sense, a joint job. Between themselves, the two had made an earnest deal: If sometime in the future the opportunity arose, she'd be the one to run for president. The first woman president, Ivanka entertained, would not be Hillary Clinton; it would be Ivanka Trump. Bannon, who had coined the term 'Jarvanka' that was now in ever greater use in the White House, was horrified when the couple's deal was reported to him."

    Ivanka mocked her dad's 'comb-over'

    "She treated her father with a degree of detachment, even irony, going so far as to make fun of his comb-over to others. She often described the mechanics behind it to friends: an absolutely clean pate - a contained island after scalp-reduction -surgery - surrounded by a furry circle of hair around the sides and front, from which all ends are drawn up to meet in the center and then swept back and secured by a stiffening spray. The color, she would point out to comical effect, was from a product called Just for Men - the longer it was left on, the darker it got. Impatience resulted in Trump's orange-blond hair color."

    White House was unsure of priorities

    "'Just give me the three things the president wants to focus on,' she [Katie Walsh] demanded. 'What are the three priorities of this White House?' It was the most basic question imaginable - one that any qualified presidential candidate would have answered long before he took up residence at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue. Six weeks into Trump's presidency, Kushner was wholly without an answer. 'Yes,' he said to Walsh. 'We should probably have that conversation.'"

    Trump has admiration for Murdoch

    "Rupert Murdoch, who had promised to pay a call on the president-elect, was running late. When some of the guests made a move to leave, an increasingly agitated Trump assured them that Rupert was on his way. 'He's one of the greats, the last of the greats,' Trump said. 'You have to stay to see him.' Not grasping that he was now the most powerful man in the world, Trump was still trying mightily to curry favor with a media mogul who had long disdained him as a charlatan and fool."

    Murdoch called Trump an 'idiot'


    "'These guys really need my help. Obama was not very favorable to them, too much regulation. This is really an opportunity for me to help them.' 'Donald,' said Murdoch, 'for eight years these guys had Obama in their pocket. They practically ran the administration. They don't need your help.'

    'Take this H-1B visa issue. They really need these H-1B visas.'Murdoch suggested that taking a liberal approach to H-1B visas, which open America's doors to select immigrants, might be hard to square with his promises to build a wall and close the borders. But Trump seemed unconcerned, assuring Murdoch, 'We'll figure it out.' 'What a ********** idiot,' said Murdoch, shrugging, as he got off the phone."

    Flynn knew Russia ties were a problem


    Before the election Mr Flynn "had been told by friends that it had not been a good idea to take $45,000 from the Russians for a speech. 'Well it would only be a problem if we won,' he assured them."

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    Quote Originally Posted by SpecialFNK View Post
    http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/vi...rticle/2631163

    that is a conviction for voter fraud.
    https://www.denverpost.com/2017/12/0...ud-conviction/

    that is a conviction of voter fraud.

    Here are more convictions of voter fraud by Republicans:

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/...=.24a87948edd5

    What's your point?

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    Utah Sen. Orrin Hatch's announcement Tuesday that he would not seek an eighth term cleared the way for an all-but-certain run by the former Massachusetts governor and 2012 Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney.

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    Quote Originally Posted by valade16 View Post
    https://www.denverpost.com/2017/12/0...ud-conviction/

    that is a conviction of voter fraud.

    Here are more convictions of voter fraud by Republicans:

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/...=.24a87948edd5

    What's your point?
    A woman who cast a ballot on behalf of her dead husband. Audrey Cook is a Republican election judge in Illinois. She and her husband applied for absentee ballots because he was ill. He died before completing his, so she filled it out for him and sent it in. The ballot will not be counted.
    That's just ****ed up. And that women is an election judge...should get a maximum sentence.
    Think long and hard about why you respond to nonsense. Please!

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