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There was an expectation that Individual-1 may yet flee to Mar-a-Lago for a golf weekend over Xmas. He canceled the scheduled flight on Friday and now there’s an update at half past 5pm today —  Trump will stay in DC through Xmas:

Date: December 22, 2018 at 5:28:41 PM EST
Subject: pool report #5/NEWS: Trump staying in DC through Christmas

“Due to the shutdown, President Trump will remain in Washington, D.C. and the First Lady will return from Florida so they can spend Christmas together.” Sarah Sanders

Golfing while the government gets partially shutdown, so very Trump, but bad optics while he pimps for $5 billion for his border “wall” shake-down, even as the stunt won’t stop so many things in #TrumpRussia.

There is still no guidance for anything on the president’s schedule.

A VP-sized motorcade went past your pooler at 10:25 on Pennsylvania Avenue at 18th heading toward the White House.

There is no Marine posted outside the West Wing.

GSA janitorial service proceeded as usual in the press area this morning.

It is a brisk 50 or so degrees and sunny in Washington. Colleagues standing by in West Palm Beach report perfect golf weather that the president is missing. Low 60s and sunny.…

Is it a case that optics will out for New Years festivities, since Trump really wants to bask in the sycophancy of his private club. The oiriginal schedule was to be the longest ever of his presidency*.

Will he actually stay away from Mar-a-Lago until the #TrumpShutdown ends.

The United States Secret Service could spend more than $90,000 on “golf cars” in South Florida this winter, according to a new report…. Government Executive reports federal spending data suggests the agency is contracted to pay as much as $92,740 to golf cart supplier Maddox Joines Inc., which operates “Sunshine Golf Car” located roughly 24 miles from the Trump International Golf Club in West Palm Beach, Fla. Secret Service has so far already doled out $32,225 of that figure as of Nov. 30. The number of other similar contracts for golf carts at other Trump properties is not known.…

Although the president’s schedule is not yet known, he will likely continue two family traditions: Christmas Eve service at Bethesda-by-the-Sea church and his annual New Years Eve party at Mar-a-Lago.

The red-carpet affair is not open to the public. However, club members and guests will pay more this year to get in.

Ticket prices for dues-paying club members are $650, up from $600 last year and $525 the year before, according to Palm Beach sources. Club guests will pay a hefty $1,000 to ring in the New Year with the president, up from $750 last year and $575 the year before, according to sources.

Party-goers at last year’s event included Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, Fox News host Lou Dobbs, the parents of first lady Melania Trump and former billionaire casino owner Steve Wynn, who stepped down as finance chairman of the Republican National Committee amid allegations of sexual misconduct several weeks after the Mar-a-Lago party.…

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  1. So, does anybody out there think that tRump will use the Federal Government shutdown over the Christmas Holiday/recess as a smoke screen to fire Rosenstein and Mueller?


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