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« Reply #18180 on: February 16, 2020, 05:46:49 PM »
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Barr personally tried to push SDNY away from indicting Turkish bank Halkbank but US Attorney Berman resisted, per CNN.

Same bank case NYT cited—via John Bolton book—as Trump wanting to do favor for Turkey’s Erdogan cabal for Trump’s personal interest.

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« Reply #18181 on: February 16, 2020, 06:39:22 PM »
The rot here begins at the head, but it all smells fine to Todd
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Re: Sound The TRUMPets! A Thread for Presidential Pondering 2016-2020(?)
« Reply #18182 on: February 17, 2020, 02:08:16 AM »
I hate to tell you this, but...




I guess this proves this is so crazy it's no use trying to make it up.

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Re: Sound The TRUMPets! A Thread for Presidential Pondering 2016-2020(?)
« Reply #18183 on: February 17, 2020, 02:56:40 AM »
I hate to tell you this, but...




Please tell me that was made by Irwin Mainway.

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« Reply #18184 on: February 19, 2020, 04:27:15 PM »
Lawyer for WikiLeaks' Assange says he was offered a US pardon for denying Russian hacking

"A lawyer for WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has said that a former US congressman offered him a pardon on behalf of US President Donald Trump, in exchange for denying Russian involvement in the Democratic National Committee email leak. The White House and the congressman have strongly denied Trump's involvement in the matter.

Lawyer Edward Fitzgerald told a court on Wednesday that a witness statement application claimed that then-California representative Dana Rohrabacher went to visit Assange at the Ecuadorean Embassy in London on the instruction of the "President."

According to the statement described by Fitzgerald, Rohrabacher's mission was to offer Assange a US pardon, if he would "play ball" by saying the Russians had nothing to do with the leak -- an assertion Assange had previously made."[...]
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« Reply #18185 on: February 19, 2020, 10:13:09 PM »
Rohrabacher has something of a longstanding reputation as Republican slime.

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« Reply #18186 on: February 21, 2020, 04:09:50 PM »
Ilhan Omar’s Challenger Is Literally on the Run From the Law

"It’s not unheard-of for members of Congress to resign their seats because of serious legal trouble. Now Republican House candidate Danielle Stella is trying to achieve the inverse: getting elected to Congress while being wanted by the law.

Stella, one of the five Republicans competing for the right to take on Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) in November, has been wanted for months on an arrest warrant for felony shoplifting. Even while facing arrest, though, she’s managed to achieve a respectable fundraising haul—nearly $84,000 as of the end of 2019—and built up a following on social media, where, well, she’s made some waves.

Stella first stirred the pot in July over tweets suggesting she supports the QAnon conspiracy theory, which claims that Trump is engaged in a ceaseless secret war against high-ranking pedophile-cannibals in the halls of power. At the same time, The Guardian reported that she had been arrested twice in the Minneapolis area’s Hennepin County on shoplifting charges, including an allegation that she stole $2,300 from Target.

Stella insisted she didn’t break the law. According to records, though, Stella failed to show up for multiple October court hearings about her alleged felony. After Stella missed another hearing, a judge issued a still-outstanding warrant for her arrest.

“We can confirm that she does have an active felony theft warrant in Hennepin County,” a spokesman for the Hennepin County Sheriff’s Office told The Daily Beast. "[...]
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« Reply #18187 on: February 21, 2020, 04:18:51 PM »
New White House personnel chief tells Cabinet liaisons to target Never Trumpers

"Johnny McEntee called in White House liaisons from cabinet agencies for an introductory meeting Thursday, in which he asked them to identify political appointees across the U.S. government who are believed to be anti-Trump, three sources familiar with the meeting tell Axios."[...]

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« Reply #18188 on: February 21, 2020, 04:29:58 PM »
Trump Criticized The Oscars For Awarding Best Picture To “Parasite,” A South Korean Movie

"President Donald Trump criticized the Academy Awards during a rally Thursday for awarding this year's top prize to Parasite, a South Korean movie.

The film made Oscar history earlier this month by becoming the first-ever foreign-language film to win Best Picture. Parasite also won the Oscars for Best Director, Best Original Screenplay, and Best International Feature Film. Fans, critics, and celebrities were thrilled.

But Trump didn't think much of that.

"By the way, how bad were the Academy Awards this year — did you see? 'And the winner is a movie from South Korea' — what the hell was that all about?" Trump said to a crowd in Colorado Springs, Colorado. "We got enough problems with South Korea with trade. On top of it, they give them the best movie of the year? Was it good? I don't know."

"Let's get Gone With the Wind — can we get, like, Gone With the Wind back, please?" Trump continued, referring to the 1940 Best Picture winner, which is set on a slave plantation during the Civil War.

He also took a moment to say he was never a fan of actor Brad Pitt, who, in his acceptance speech for Best Supporting Actor, called out Trump's impeachment trial for blocking witness testimony.

“They told me I only have 45 seconds up here, which is 45 seconds more than the Senate gave John Bolton this week,” Pitt said during his speech. “I’m thinking maybe Quentin does a movie about it — in the end, the adults do the right thing.”

The Academy Awards did not immediately respond to a request for comment regarding Trump's comments. Representatives for Parasite director Bong Joon-ho said he has no comment on Trump's remarks.

Neon, the film's distributor, was quick to respond on Twitter, joking that Trump can't read subtitles."[...]

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« Reply #18189 on: February 21, 2020, 06:22:13 PM »
"Let's get Gone With the Wind — can we get, like, Gone With the Wind back, please?" Trump continued, referring to the 1940 Best Picture winner, which is set on a slave plantation during the Civil War.

Jeebus.  Gone with the fucking Wind, a romance set among the slaver set.  Birth of a Nation would have been too on the nose, I suppose.

In news:

  "Trump’s New Spy Chief Used to Work for a Foreign Politician the U.S. Accused of Corruption
    Richard Grenell did not disclose payments for advocacy work on behalf of a Moldovan politician whom the U.S. later accused of corruption. His own office’s policy
    says that could leave him vulnerable to blackmail."

https://www.propublica.org/article/trumps-new-spy-chief-used-to-work-for-a-foreign-politician-the-us-accused-of-corruption
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Re: Sound The TRUMPets! A Thread for Presidential Pondering 2016-2020(?)
« Reply #18190 on: February 22, 2020, 03:29:27 AM »
Trump Criticized The Oscars For Awarding Best Picture To “Parasite,” A South Korean Movie

"President Donald Trump criticized the Academy Awards during a rally Thursday for awarding this year's top prize to Parasite, a South Korean movie.

The film made Oscar history earlier this month by becoming the first-ever foreign-language film to win Best Picture. Parasite also won the Oscars for Best Director, Best Original Screenplay, and Best International Feature Film. Fans, critics, and celebrities were thrilled.

But Trump didn't think much of that.

"By the way, how bad were the Academy Awards this year — did you see? 'And the winner is a movie from South Korea' — what the hell was that all about?" Trump said to a crowd in Colorado Springs, Colorado. "We got enough problems with South Korea with trade. On top of it, they give them the best movie of the year? Was it good? I don't know."

"Let's get Gone With the Wind — can we get, like, Gone With the Wind back, please?" Trump continued, referring to the 1940 Best Picture winner, which is set on a slave plantation during the Civil War.

He also took a moment to say he was never a fan of actor Brad Pitt, who, in his acceptance speech for Best Supporting Actor, called out Trump's impeachment trial for blocking witness testimony.

“They told me I only have 45 seconds up here, which is 45 seconds more than the Senate gave John Bolton this week,” Pitt said during his speech. “I’m thinking maybe Quentin does a movie about it — in the end, the adults do the right thing.”

The Academy Awards did not immediately respond to a request for comment regarding Trump's comments. Representatives for Parasite director Bong Joon-ho said he has no comment on Trump's remarks.

Neon, the film's distributor, was quick to respond on Twitter, joking that Trump can't read subtitles."[...]

Trump doesn't care about Oscars. This is him taking advantage of the idiocy of his brainless supporters unable to enjoy foreign movies. This is Trump's genius and it's very dangerous. We can only hope DNC allows Bernie to be the nominee and remove this dangerous parasite from the White House.
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« Reply #18191 on: February 22, 2020, 05:41:47 AM »
Then, of course, there are those who pride themselves on not voting.
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« Reply #18192 on: February 22, 2020, 09:46:19 AM »
Then, of course, there are those who pride themselves on not voting.

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Re: Sound The TRUMPets! A Thread for Presidential Pondering 2016-2020(?)
« Reply #18193 on: February 22, 2020, 09:50:27 AM »
Trump doesn't care about Oscars.

I think Trump is genuinely envious of Oscar winners.

His entire epistemological universe consists of what's on tv.

He would be jealous of Mr. Ed, if it were still on tv

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« Reply #18194 on: February 22, 2020, 11:01:39 AM »
Trump is genuinely envious of Oscar Nobel prize winners.

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« Reply #18195 on: February 22, 2020, 04:52:41 PM »
too long to quote, but worth reading in its entirety:

Intelligence community feels immediate impact of Trump's diplomatic 'disruptor'


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« Reply #18196 on: February 23, 2020, 09:24:47 AM »
Trump visits a big foreign market — for the U.S. and for Trump Org
For three years, Trump has worked with India on trade. And for three years, Trump’s company has worked to promote its developments there.


"President Donald Trump arrives Monday in a country featuring the most Trump properties outside the U.S.

The White House hopes the visit will advance trade talks and bolster the president’s standing with Indian-Americans ahead of the 2020 election. But it’s also a trip that will create attention that could help Trump-branded properties amid a slumping real estate market and slowing economy in India.

Already, in the days leading up to the trip, some Indian media outlets have referenced the Trump properties in their coverage, with one even suggesting the president chose his speaking location because of his longstanding ties to realtors in the region.

It’s an issue that has hovered over the entire Trump presidency. From staying at his own properties, to his attempt to host world leaders at one of his Florida resorts, to his loving odes to his overseas properties while sitting next to the leaders of those countries, Trump has faced constant questions about whether he is using his presidential perch to line his own pockets.

And nowhere are the lines more blurred between Trump the statesman and Trump the salesman than in India — a nation that boasts the distinction of being both the globe’s largest democracy and the Trump Organization’s largest foreign market. For three years, Trump’s White House has worked with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on trade and a multi-billion weapons sale. And for three years, Trump’s company has worked to promote its four developments in India that have earned Trump millions of dollars in royalties."[...]

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« Reply #18197 on: February 24, 2020, 01:14:49 PM »
India rolls out the MAGA carpet for Trump
The president got an adulation-filled welcome featuring scores of dancers, Bollywood stars and even his own rally playlist.


[...]"Nearly everyone was wearing white baseball caps provided by organizers that featured a Namaste Trump logo across the front and both countries' flags on the brim. Even if the crowd started streaming out before the speeches were over because of the intense heat, the stadium was consistently filled with adulation for the U.S. president.

“Trump is my favorite,” gushed Gautam Patel, wearing a “Trump, Make India Great Again” baseball cap. “I like Trump. He’s straightforward, outspoken. … He’s got the verbal diarrhea but that’s okay. … He tells how it is. I love him.”

Patel, a businessman who grew up in India but now lives outside Chicago and planned his vacation to India around the rally, said he supports Trump because he helped push through the 2017 tax cuts and his opposition to illegal immigration. “I elected him and I will elect him again,” he said.

The event was more than twice the size of the “Howdy Modi” rally both leaders headlined in 2019 at a cavernous football stadium in Houston, billed as the largest event in the U.S. for a leader of a foreign nation. Trump’s reelection campaign sent out tweets marveling at the size. “WOW! Listen to a crowd of over 100,000 cheer when President @realDonaldTrump and @FLOTUS walk in to the #NamasteTrump Rally in India,” one tweet said.

“My friends, my family, maybe every Patel likes Trump,” quipped Suresh Patel, 67, who splits his time between Jersey City, N.J., and Anand, India. A green card holder, he isn’t able to vote but his wife and three adult children are all U.S. citizens and voted for Trump.

“I’m feeling proud,” he said in Hindi. “It’s the meeting of the world’s oldest democrat and the world’s biggest democracy.”

Hundreds of police officers in beige uniforms and black berets surrounded the stadium. Construction materials from the newly built stadium sat in piles outside. Near the VIP entrance was a huge sign that read “Welcome to India Donald and Melania Trump.”

As Trump’s motorcade slowly made its way to the stadium, the Indian music gave way to Trump’s rally playlist, including “Macho Man” and “Tiny Dancer.”[...]

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« Reply #18198 on: February 24, 2020, 03:53:26 PM »
Flying coach, red meat and trucks: why Donald Trump Jr thinks he’s not the elite
The president’s son posted a photo of him flying coach as proof that he knows ‘how real Americans live’



Under Trump, America is less prepared for a coronavirus outbreak

[...]"Trump has often shown deep ignorance and cruelty on issues of global health. During the Ebola outbreak, when he was still a reality TV host, he said the US should not allow Ebola-infected citizens and aid workers to come back to the US and should let them "suffer the consequences."

He even deliberately spread misinformation, saying Ebola was: "Spreading all over Africa-and fast. Stop flights" and "The U.S. must immediately stop all flights from EBOLA infected countries or the plague will start and spread inside our 'borders.' Act fast!" He said this even though halting flights would bring potentially harmful consequences, like "hindering info-sharing, medical supply chains and harming economies," according to the
In 2014-2015 during the Ebola outbreak, his apparent disdain lived largely on Twitter. Now, in addition to sharing his often false opinions on Twitter, he claimed earlier this month that the coronavirus would weaken in the warmer weather despite no evidence to that effect.

The Trump administration is chronically inept at, and seemingly uninterested in, any type of long-term planning, given the numerous positions in government that remain vacant as well as the constant rotation of key cabinet positions and the ad hoc decisions made on the basis of a conversation or Fox News clip.

That posture, colliding with an anti-science and anti-expert bias, has corroded our epidemic preparedness. Columbia University has even tracked more than 400 cases of the Trump administration's efforts to restrict or dismiss scientific research, education or discussion, or the publication or use of scientific information since 2016."[...]
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« Reply #18199 on: February 24, 2020, 05:14:24 PM »
I suppose we should ask how many scientists are willing to work under Trump...

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