Friday, April 19, 2019

New York AG hires attorney to go after Trump full time

While Donald Trump is busy live-tweeting fresh outbreaks of paranoia to the intelligence committee hearing, he might want to check out the other news. New York state’s attorney general, to date one of the most vocal antagonists of President Donald...
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Tony Schwartz: "The Same Climate Of Fear And Paranoia Appears To Have Taken Root...

Tony Schwartz has a new book out, “The Dangerous Case Of Donald Trump,” which is a compilation of 27 essays by prominent psychiatrists examining the fundamental issue of the sitting POTUS having an obvious and severe personality disorder, for the first...
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Adam Schiff Vows To Uphold Rule Of Law

What a difference a day makes. Adam Schiff has always stood up to Comrade Cheeto, but as of today he’s doing it with the full weight of being Chair of the House Intelligence Committee. He’s letting Trump know that a line is being drawn in the sand. If Trump wants to push, fine. Meanwhile, the new Acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker is showing himself to be a real piece of work.  He thinks that the seminal case of Marbury v. Madison is bad law. Legal jaws are dropping and I don’t feel so terrific myself.
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Trump reckoned that the U.S. was paying top military leaders millions per year

Allegedly, Donald Trump has been making some noises about wanting to do something about the (Republican-created) record federal budget deficits. Allegedly. He is almost certainly not serious, unless someone mentions it on Fox News...
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What Scaramucci Says Really Happened; He Gives A Post-Mortem Of White House Career To...

“If you were 7 inches taller, I’d be worried,” Trump told Scaramucci the day he was hired, which translates in Trumpeze as, "You're such a jerk you could be my clone but I’ll put you down ...

America’s First Temp-to-Perm Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney, and his Mission: Impossible

After a comical spin through the Republican Rolodex all week, to see who in the world might a) be available to take the Chief of Staff post and b) who might be crazy enough to want it, on Friday evening Trump tweeted that the honor would go to budget director Mick Mulvaney — but only as “acting” chief of staff. That of course begged the question of defining exactly what the parameters of the position were. Right now it appears to be a variation of a temp-to-perm position, which is a new one for a top White House post, but then this mis-administration has been nothing but a series of eye openers and first occurrences, since day one. The White House sent mixed messages Friday about the length of Mulvaney’s tenure and whether he would be named to the post permanently, with aides saying Trump wanted to preserve flexibility. A White House official said in a briefing to reporters that deputy budget director Russell Vought would replace Mulvaney as OMB director, but White House press secretary Sarah Sanders clarified later that Mulvaney would not resign from the OMB. Still, she said he would spend “all of his time devoted” to acting as chief of staff and Vought would run the OMB. Trump grew deeply frustrated at the rejections and the media narrative that no one of high stature wanted to be his chief of staff, according to a senior White House official, so he decided suddenly on Friday afternoon to tap Mulvaney. Generally speaking, upon a governmental appointment of this caliber, praise is lavished by the president and other parties as to the appointee’s vast background in government, his or her service above and beyond the call of duty in specific circumstances — in short, a portrait is painted of a singular individual with unique qualifications. And what are Mulvaney’s? Mulvaney has an easy rapport with Trump, often taking large charts and colorful graphics into the Oval Office to explain fiscal policy, administration officials said. Trump also relies on Mulvaney for political advice, polling him about races during the fall midterm elections. Trump has also admired Mulvaney’s performances on cable TV shows and considers him a talented golf partner, officials said. Now we know where Priebus and Kelly dropped the ball, they failed to provide a Civics coloring book or praise Trump sycophant-ishly enough on the fairway. Okey doke. Good information to have going forward. Mulvaney purportedly told Trump that, hypothetically, if he were Chief of Staff, he would manage the staff but not the president and this was a comment that Trump appreciated. And, there’s one definite bright spot: John Kelly referred to Trump as a “fucking idiot” and so far the worse thing Mulvaney has said about Trump on record is that he’s a “terrible human being.” So, maybe the needle is moving in the right direction on the gauge, here. Or, maybe Mulvaney simply hasn’t spent enough time with Trump. And this much is certain: No chief of staff has ever gone to work for a sitting president with a business organization under siege, whose inauguration fund and children are being investigated for their part in financial wrongdoings, who is being investigated for violation of campaign finance laws for paying off alleged mistresses with campaign funds, who […]

NBC, Fox Pull Same Racist Ad That CNN Refused To Air In The First...

NBC aired a version of the blatantly racist ad proselytized by Donald Trump Jr., on Sunday Night Football, where it drew a number of catcalls. On Monday morning the network made the decision to withdraw it. New York Times: “After further review we recognize the insensitive nature of the ad and have decided to cease airing it across our properties as soon as possible,” NBC Universal said in a statement. The 30-second version run by NBC did not include the false claim about Democrats, but it still drew a direct connection from immigrants to crime, a tactic the president has repeatedly used. (Many studies have shown immigrants do not drive an increase in crime.) NBC’s decision to run the Trump campaign ad stood in stark contrast to CNN, which publicly responded when Donald Trump Jr. criticized the network for refusing to run it. “CNN has made it abundantly clear in its editorial coverage that this ad is racist,” the network’s public relations account posted on Twitter. “When presented with an opportunity to be paid to take a version of this ad, we declined.” The ad was paid for by Donald Trump for President, as part of his ongoing racist dirge, demonizing immigrants and gaslighting his followers into believing that the country is under threat of imminent invasion. Now here’s a hoot. The ad was also pulled by Fox News. Could it have been too racist for them? Nah. You know what they say about putting toothpaste back in the tube. To receive articles of mine not published elsewhere become a patron on Patreon. Please follow me on Twitter @ursulafaw56
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Sec. Price used taxpayer-funded private jets to get to ‘meetings’ in favorite family vacation...

As he schemed to take away health care from tens of millions of Americans, Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price was flying high on the taxpayer’s dime, jet-setting across the country. Coincidentally, he kept finding himself attending meetings...
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Trump’s Treasury Secretary and His Wife Demanded A $25,000/Hr. Government Jet For Their Honeymoon.

“I’m pretty sure we paid more taxes toward our day ‘trip’ than you did. Pretty sure the amount we sacrifice per year is a lot more than you’d be willing to sacrifice if the choice was yours,” Linton wrote. “Do you think the US govt paid for our...
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Trump may hire Blackwater to circumvent U.S. Intelligence agencies for intel controlled from WH

Apparently Mr. Trump still distrusts US intelligence agencies more than what he sees on FOX News or reads on InfoWars. This has to be one of the most sinister ideas ever to come out of the Trump White House. TRUMP WHITE HOUSE WEIGHING PLANS...

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