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monitoring Trump and relevant contemporary events

 
 
georgeob1
 
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Reply Wed 13 Jun, 2018 10:58 am
@blatham,
blatham wrote:

A Trump supporter like yourself has given up all rights to use of the term "scurrilous".


That's a rather empty phrase. I've given up nothing.
ehBeth
 
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Reply Wed 13 Jun, 2018 11:00 am
@ehBeth,
lots going on with this right now

http://time.com/5311236/michael-cohen-legal-team/

curious to see where it is going
coldjoint
 
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Reply Wed 13 Jun, 2018 11:13 am
@ehBeth,
Quote:
curious to see where it is going

Quote:
The person wasn’t authorized to discuss the matter and spoke to the AP on condition of anonymity.

^^^^^^^
From your link.

I've been to the desert on a source with no name. Worthless without a name. Why would people remain anonymous when trying to destroy Trump? He is not the Clinton's, the people who oppose him will live.

Also "Time" is now no more than a leftist tabloid.
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ehBeth
 
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Reply Wed 13 Jun, 2018 11:14 am
@ehBeth,
https://www.vox.com/2018/6/13/17458594/michael-cohen-plea-deal

Quote:
There are conflicting reports on Cohen’s current intentions.


Quote:
Though Cohen was Trump’s lawyer, his role was far broader than that. For one, he worked as a high-level executive in the Trump Organization, pursuing business deals in the former Soviet Union. For another, he’s a national deputy finance chair of the Republican National Committee. He’s also a wealthy investor in his own right, with extensive taxi medallion holdings and an eyebrow-raising real estate portfolio.

But more broadly, he’s a sort of all-purpose “fix-it guy” who was tasked with making problems for Trump go away — whether that entailed profanely threatening journalists or arranging secret payoffs to hush up sex scandals.


more interesting stuff at the Vox link
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blatham
 
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Reply Wed 13 Jun, 2018 11:15 am
@ehBeth,
As you noted, we'll have to wait and see whether reports of Cohen perhaps flipping turn out to be accurate. The loss of his legal team (if that's accurate) is pretty weird. Assuming that Cohen is likely to face significant jail time, there's good reason for him to get honest. Wouldn't you love to know more about the pressure exerted on Cohen to not get honest.
coldjoint
 
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Reply Wed 13 Jun, 2018 11:18 am
@blatham,
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Assuming that Cohen is likely to face significant jail time,

Can you imagine if Cheryl Mills or Huma were facing the same thing? They would be dead by now. There is no rule of law when it comes to destroying Trump, and it is STILL not working.
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Olivier5
 
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Reply Wed 13 Jun, 2018 11:22 am
@georgeob1,
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Trump paid a lot less for the "gestures" he's gotten than Clinton and Obama did for their efforts, both of which were characterized by them, at the time, as lasting solutions. Unlike his predecessors, Trump has rather clearly indicated that so far we have only the prospect of a solution and that the real action is ahead.

Sorry to stare the obvious but the situation is different today than it once was. For one thing the NK test site is crumbling. For another the Kim is new, etc. so it's hard and probably useless to compare today with yesterday in this case. It's also too early to tell what'll come out of Trump efforts.
glitterbag
 
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Reply Wed 13 Jun, 2018 11:32 am
@georgeob1,
georgeob1 wrote:

blatham wrote:

A Trump supporter like yourself has given up all rights to use of the term "scurrilous".


That's a rather empty phrase. I've given up nothing.


Well, yes you have....perhaps just not something you value.
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izzythepush
 
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Reply Wed 13 Jun, 2018 11:33 am
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The 2026 World Cup will be held in the United States, Canada and Mexico after their joint bid beat Morocco's proposal to host it.

The 'United 2026' bid was selected by Fifa member nations, winning 134 votes compared to 65 for Morocco.

The 2026 tournament will be the biggest World Cup ever held - with 48 teams playing 80 matches over 34 days.

"Football is the only victor. We are all united in football," US Soccer president Carlos Cordeiro said.

"Thank you so, so much for this incredible honour. Thank you for entrusting us with this privilege."

Of the 211 Fifa member nations, 200 cast a vote at the 68th Fifa Congress in Moscow on Wednesday, with the winning bid needing a majority of 104.

Canada, Mexico, Morocco and the US were exempt, while Ghana was absent after the country's government said it had disbanded its football association amid allegations of "widespread" corruption.

Three US territories - Guam, the US Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico - were among the other member nations to not vote.

Both Mexico (1970 and 1986) and the United States (1994) have previously hosted World Cups.

Canada staged the Women's World Cup in 2015.


https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/44464913

You wouldn't know it reading the posts on here. What's wrong with you people? You've just won the right to host the greatest sporting tournament in the World and none of you have said a thing. If England had won I'd still be going on about it long after 2026, 1966 and all that.

Sorry, I just couldn't keep it in any longer. I'm alright now.
coldjoint
 
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Reply Wed 13 Jun, 2018 11:35 am
@izzythepush,
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What's wrong with you people?

That is rich coming from you. That is what the victims of Islam are saying in your own country.
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firefly
 
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Reply Wed 13 Jun, 2018 11:35 am
http://api.theweek.com/sites/default/files/mrz061218dAPR.jpg?resize=450x450
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ehBeth
 
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Reply Wed 13 Jun, 2018 11:35 am
@blatham,
a take from the we kinda love Trump celebrity following side

https://www.vanityfair.com/news/2018/06/insiders-fear-trump-is-lurching-from-one-nuclear-showdown-to-another

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back to Cohen

https://www.newscentermaine.com/video/syndication/veuer/trump-lawyer-michael-cohen-telling-friends-he-expects-to-be-arrested-any-moment-now-report/602-8158404

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at least one component of the Cohen situation is not with Mueller but with the state district attorney. not much #45 can do about sdny
ehBeth
 
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Reply Wed 13 Jun, 2018 11:38 am
@izzythepush,
izzythepush wrote:
You wouldn't know it reading the posts on here. What's wrong with you people?


locally we're ignoring it because we are pissed off about the city/province/country pursuing it. we don't want any more big sporting events. they're a pain in the tuchas
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georgeob1
 
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Reply Wed 13 Jun, 2018 12:05 pm
@Olivier5,
Olivier5 wrote:

Quote:
Trump paid a lot less for the "gestures" he's gotten than Clinton and Obama did for their efforts, both of which were characterized by them, at the time, as lasting solutions. Unlike his predecessors, Trump has rather clearly indicated that so far we have only the prospect of a solution and that the real action is ahead.

Sorry to stare the obvious but the situation is different today than it once was. For one thing the NK test site is crumbling. For another the Kim is new, etc. so it's hard and probably useless to compare today with yesterday in this case. It's also too early to tell what'll come out of Trump efforts.

Reaching for straws? Clinton's negotiations with North Korea were held even earlier in Kim Jong Il's term than have been Trump's with his successor. I specifically noted the naturally occurring underground damage to the N. Korean weapons test site, but noted the significance of the cessation of their missile testing under specific threat of retaliation from Trump.

I agree that it is far too early to judge the lasting effects of all this. Even here the differences are striking: Trump has emphasized that the real action lies ahead, while Clinton and Obama proclaimed lasting victory based on unenforceable agreements and after very large and lasting real concessions.
coldjoint
 
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Reply Wed 13 Jun, 2018 12:10 pm
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Trump Appointee Compiles Loyalty List of U.S. Employees at U.N., State

Looks like someone is trying to get rid of people opposing the Trump agenda in the State Dept. It is about time to clear out bureaucrats that slow or disrupt what the Trump Administration is trying to accomplish.
http://foreignpolicy.com/2018/06/13/trumps-vino-vixen-compiles-loyalty-list-of-u-s-employees-at-u-n-state-mari-stull-political-appointee-state-department-international-organization-united-nations-political-retribution-chaos-dysfunction/
coldjoint
 
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Reply Wed 13 Jun, 2018 12:14 pm
@georgeob1,
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Clinton and Obama proclaimed lasting victory based on unenforceable agreements and after very large and lasting real concessions.

Worth repeating.
revelette1
 
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Reply Wed 13 Jun, 2018 12:22 pm
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GOP Sen. Bob Corker (Tenn.) warned on Wednesday that members of his party are becoming "cult-like" in their support of President Trump, pointing to leadership's unwillingness to challenge the White House on tariffs.

"We are in a strange place. I mean, it’s almost, it’s becoming a cultish thing, isn’t it? And it’s not a good place for any party to end up with a cult-like situation as it relates to a president that happens to be of — purportedly, of the same party," Corker told reporters.

Pressed on whether he feels Republicans are currently in a "cult-like situation," Corker acknowledged that there are some GOP lawmakers who stand up to Trump and it would be "unfair to try to say" that "about every member."

"[But] is leadership in general not wishing to poke the bear? Absolutely, because it's all about the next election, right?" said Corker, who is retiring after 2018.

Corker's comments come after he was blocked from getting a vote on his bill to rein in Trump on tariffs. His bill, which is backed by roughly a dozen senators, would require congressional approval if Trump wanted to impose tariffs in the name of national security.

Corker added on Wednesday that leadership is "wary" of upsetting the president and "there's a definite fear there.

"It's not a good place for us to be. You know, I think about the things that we, generally speaking, have stood for ... sort of where the Republican Party has been traditionally and were it is today is quite divergent," Corker told reporters.

Trump sparked a backlash from GOP lawmakers with his decision to impose steep tariffs on steel and aluminum imports from the European Union, Canada and Mexico.

But GOP leadership, as well as many rank-and-file members, have shown little interest in legislation that would rein in Trump.

Such a move would set up a high-stakes showdown between the president and members of his own party months before a midterm election, and likely provoke Trump to lash out at individual members.

"There's no question that leadership in general is wary of doing anything that might upset the president. I mean, we're going to be here during recess, generally speaking, which is fine with me but, look, it's more about Trump being upset than it is about anything else," Corker said.

Corker's comments echo that of MSNBC's Joe Scarborough on Wednesday's "Morning Joe," with the former GOP congressman arguing that "primary voters in the Republican Party have devolved into a Trumpist cult."

"There is no more conservative person on protecting tax dollars, balancing the budget, paying down the debt," Scarborough said of GOP Rep. Mark Sanford (S.C.), who lost his primary on Tuesday night as his opponent labeled him a Trump critic. Trump also tweeted 11th-hour criticism of Sanford on Tuesday afternoon.

"But primary voters said no, we don’t care that he’s one of the most conservative people in Congress. He said one or two bad things about Trump," said Scarborough.


“Why don’t we just say it has devolved into a cult? Primary voters in the Republican Party have devolved into a Trumpist cult," the host added.


The Hill
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revelette1
 
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Reply Wed 13 Jun, 2018 12:24 pm
@coldjoint,
I suppose the terms separation of powers and three branches of government mean nothing to you people, not to mention checks and balances. What a laugh that one is.
 

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