45th President of the United States, Donald Trump. (Vol 6)

45th President of the United States, Donald Trump. (Vol 6)

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Chimune

2,399 posts

160 months

Friday 11th January
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Byker28i said:
More bad news for trump:

MICHAEL COHEN, President Trump's former fixer and personal attorney, will testify in PUBLIC before House Oversight on Feb. 7. Expect questions about his involvement in hush money scheme to silence Trump affairs, the Trump Tower Moscow project in 2016 and other controversies

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/01/10/us/politics/mic...

ON TV AND UNDER OATH! 7th Feb

“In furtherance of my commitment to cooperate and provide the American people with answers,” Mr. Cohen said in a statement, “I have accepted the invitation by Chairman Elijah Cummings to appear publicly on Feb. 7. I look forward to having the privilege of being afforded a platform with which to give a full and credible account of the events which have transpired.”
So this the the big one no?
1St time one of the big guilties gets to have their say in public.
There must be loads of nuggets that he can just drop in during the event. Nuggets that Muller may not be interested in, but that could swamp the orange one with gossip, new threads for investigative journalists to follow. Etc.

If Cohen drops an abortion bombshell, Trump may be on very thin ice.

He is going to need something big to distract from that!

p1stonhead

17,565 posts

104 months

Friday 11th January
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Chimune said:
Byker28i said:
More bad news for trump:

MICHAEL COHEN, President Trump's former fixer and personal attorney, will testify in PUBLIC before House Oversight on Feb. 7. Expect questions about his involvement in hush money scheme to silence Trump affairs, the Trump Tower Moscow project in 2016 and other controversies

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/01/10/us/politics/mic...

ON TV AND UNDER OATH! 7th Feb

“In furtherance of my commitment to cooperate and provide the American people with answers,” Mr. Cohen said in a statement, “I have accepted the invitation by Chairman Elijah Cummings to appear publicly on Feb. 7. I look forward to having the privilege of being afforded a platform with which to give a full and credible account of the events which have transpired.”
So this the the big one no?
1St time one of the big guilties gets to have their say in public.
There must be loads of nuggets that he can just drop in during the event. Nuggets that Muller may not be interested in, but that could swamp the orange one with gossip, new threads for investigative journalists to follow. Etc.

If Cohen drops an abortion bombshell, Trump may be on very thin ice.

He is going to need something big to distract from that!
Holy st this is going to be insane to watch. He will be talking about a sitting president! Who needs tv series when this exists.

Chimune

2,399 posts

160 months

Friday 11th January
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p1stonhead said:
Chimune said:
Byker28i said:
More bad news for trump:

MICHAEL COHEN, President Trump's former fixer and personal attorney, will testify in PUBLIC before House Oversight on Feb. 7. Expect questions about his involvement in hush money scheme to silence Trump affairs, the Trump Tower Moscow project in 2016 and other controversies

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/01/10/us/politics/mic...

ON TV AND UNDER OATH! 7th Feb

“In furtherance of my commitment to cooperate and provide the American people with answers,” Mr. Cohen said in a statement, “I have accepted the invitation by Chairman Elijah Cummings to appear publicly on Feb. 7. I look forward to having the privilege of being afforded a platform with which to give a full and credible account of the events which have transpired.”
So this the the big one no?
1St time one of the big guilties gets to have their say in public.
There must be loads of nuggets that he can just drop in during the event. Nuggets that Muller may not be interested in, but that could swamp the orange one with gossip, new threads for investigative journalists to follow. Etc.

If Cohen drops an abortion bombshell, Trump may be on very thin ice.

He is going to need something big to distract from that!
Holy st this is going to be insane to watch. He will be talking about a sitting president! Who needs tv series when this exists.
chair: What did DT say to you about the meeting in Trump Tower?
Cohen: regarding the polling data or the golden showers?
chair: the polling data.
Cohen: really?!?

Byker28i

15,025 posts

154 months

Friday 11th January
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This months pay checks of Zero amount are starting to be sent today. Air traffic controllers are either getting no pay, or being furloughed

More than 24,000 FAA employees are working without pay, since their positions are considered vital for “life and safety.” Another more than 17,000 have been furloughed, told to stop doing their jobs, including the vital training work needed to bring much-needed additional air traffic controllers into the workforce after years of retirements have thinned the ranks.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/trafficandcom...

Byker28i

15,025 posts

154 months

Friday 11th January
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trumps wall video yesterday is attracting comments

"I know it's sort of passé to fact check the president, but in the video when he says he swore an oath to "protect the country" ... that's not what the oath says"

Correct: the Oath of Office says, "...faithfully execute the Office of President...to the best of my ability, preserve, protect and defend the CONSTITUTION of the United States." DJT has failed his Oath of Office every single day.
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clonmult

10,362 posts

146 months

Friday 11th January
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Byker28i said:
trumps wall video yesterday is attracting comments

"I know it's sort of passé to fact check the president, but in the video when he says he swore an oath to "protect the country" ... that's not what the oath says"

Correct: the Oath of Office says, "...faithfully execute the Office of President...to the best of my ability, preserve, protect and defend the CONSTITUTION of the United States." DJT has failed his Oath of Office every single day.
In his defence (????), "to the best of my ability". He has no ability, so you could read it that he is doing the job as well as he could possible. So the oaf is keeping to the word of the oathe, if not the spirit of it.

Old Man Fred

414 posts

26 months

Friday 11th January
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Byker28i said:
This months pay checks of Zero amount are starting to be sent today. Air traffic controllers are either getting no pay, or being furloughed

More than 24,000 FAA employees are working without pay, since their positions are considered vital for “life and safety.” Another more than 17,000 have been furloughed, told to stop doing their jobs, including the vital training work needed to bring much-needed additional air traffic controllers into the workforce after years of retirements have thinned the ranks.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/trafficandcom...
I genuinely fear for the safety of people if this continues and training of staff and maintenance of systems etc is compromised. I somehow doubt Trump feels the same though and he will have a go at the staff for failing to maintain his personal achievement of fewest ever accidents in aviation ever.

If you had put all of his actions as president into a film 5 years ago no one would watch it as it would be completely unbelievable.

Byker28i

15,025 posts

154 months

Friday 11th January
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p1stonhead said:
Chimune said:
Byker28i said:
More bad news for trump:

MICHAEL COHEN, President Trump's former fixer and personal attorney, will testify in PUBLIC before House Oversight on Feb. 7. Expect questions about his involvement in hush money scheme to silence Trump affairs, the Trump Tower Moscow project in 2016 and other controversies

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/01/10/us/politics/mic...

ON TV AND UNDER OATH! 7th Feb

“In furtherance of my commitment to cooperate and provide the American people with answers,” Mr. Cohen said in a statement, “I have accepted the invitation by Chairman Elijah Cummings to appear publicly on Feb. 7. I look forward to having the privilege of being afforded a platform with which to give a full and credible account of the events which have transpired.”
So this the the big one no?
1St time one of the big guilties gets to have their say in public.
There must be loads of nuggets that he can just drop in during the event. Nuggets that Muller may not be interested in, but that could swamp the orange one with gossip, new threads for investigative journalists to follow. Etc.

If Cohen drops an abortion bombshell, Trump may be on very thin ice.

He is going to need something big to distract from that!
Holy st this is going to be insane to watch. He will be talking about a sitting president! Who needs tv series when this exists.
Avenatti is pouring cold water on this saying Cohen could help out with Stormy Daniels case, could provide further evidence without this, but then he's put Cohens nose out of joint, so it's no wonder he doesn't want to work with Avenatti.

But before you all slag off Avenatti, if it wasn't for his dogged determination on the Stormy Daniels case, Cohen wouldn't have found himself in trouble, wouldn't have flipped, and an awful lot about trump wouldn't have come out, the NDA's, the illegal payments, the National enquirer etc

Byker28i

15,025 posts

154 months

Friday 11th January
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Meanwhile Guiliani with a straight face says the President's legal team should be able to "correct" Mueller's report before it's submitted in case "some of it is wrong."

Rudy Giuliani says President Trump’s legal team should be allowed to “correct” special counsel Robert Mueller’s final report before Congress or the American people get the chance to read it.

“As a matter of fairness, they should show it to you — so we can correct it if they’re wrong,” said the former New York City mayor, who is a member of Trump's personal legal team. “They’re not God, after all. They could be wrong.”

He also claimed Manafort did nothing wrong. “Should he have done it? No. But there’s nothing criminal about it,” Giuliani said.


https://thehill.com/homenews/administration/424871...


Byker28i

15,025 posts

154 months

Friday 11th January
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American troops have started pulling out of Syria

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/01/11/world/middleeas...

Pompeo is in the middle east at the moment saying it isn't going to happen yet. biggrin

NRS

13,254 posts

138 months

Friday 11th January
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Old Man Fred said:
Byker28i said:
This months pay checks of Zero amount are starting to be sent today. Air traffic controllers are either getting no pay, or being furloughed

More than 24,000 FAA employees are working without pay, since their positions are considered vital for “life and safety.” Another more than 17,000 have been furloughed, told to stop doing their jobs, including the vital training work needed to bring much-needed additional air traffic controllers into the workforce after years of retirements have thinned the ranks.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/trafficandcom...
I genuinely fear for the safety of people if this continues and training of staff and maintenance of systems etc is compromised. I somehow doubt Trump feels the same though and he will have a go at the staff for failing to maintain his personal achievement of fewest ever accidents in aviation ever.

If you had put all of his actions as president into a film 5 years ago no one would watch it as it would be completely unbelievable.
It'll be someone else's fault and they should have listened to Trump as he knows all about how to direct planes. He will even have spoken to someone in the Australian government who said they apparently sometimes talk to the pilots on the planes to guide them, and they should have been doing that.

I'd have to say if I was one of say the FBI agents protecting the government officials and not being paid I'd just not turn up. If the people with the power to do something about it don't do anything then they can deal with the consequences. Although I guess since it's America you'd lose your job or something stupid like that. It'd be a bit different perhaps if it was a job others really rely on you like say care homes etc.

Shakermaker

7,755 posts

37 months

Friday 11th January
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NRS said:
I'd have to say if I was one of say the FBI agents protecting the government officials and not being paid I'd just not turn up. If the people with the power to do something about it don't do anything then they can deal with the consequences. Although I guess since it's America you'd lose your job or something stupid like that. It'd be a bit different perhaps if it was a job others really rely on you like say care homes etc.
Now that is an episode of "Criminal Minds" I think I'd be interested to watch... where Hotch and the team are all furloughed and instead of solving mass murders and child abductions, spend their time doing tedious household admin and spending time with their families..

Vandenberg

1,302 posts

70 months

Friday 11th January
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_dobbo_ said:
Interesting letter from a structural engineer / "wall expert" on all the ways the "wall" is terrible.
I always thought the wall idea was daft, technology is surely the answer, weaponised drones patrolling the border, as soon as it detects a heart source bigger than a coyote alert the authorities or shoot them depending on who is in the whitehouse.

captain_cynic

3,788 posts

32 months

Friday 11th January
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Vandenberg said:
I always thought the wall idea was daft, technology is surely the answer, weaponised drones patrolling the border, as soon as it detects a heart source bigger than a coyote alert the authorities or shoot them depending on who is in the whitehouse.
Which is an even more daft idea. Not only will that end up with far more false positives than positive positives, Constitutionalist Americans will st kittens at the idea of the government operating an army inside US soil.

The best solution is to simply make a tax number compulsory to employ anyone and enforce this on the employers (not the employees). But that will never happen as the people who talk out one side of their mouth about "illegals" are happy to pay Jesus to mow their lawns and Rosita to look after their kids wages that no USian would accept.

The US either needs to change itself, or just accept that it tolerates an underclass of undocumented workers because they're cheap.

Challo

4,504 posts

92 months

Friday 11th January
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Dont worry folks. The Donald has been to the border and see it for himself. Worse then anyone can imagine, and there is actually an invasion as well. Apparently the wall/barrier can solve all the issues, and stop everything cold.

With that kind of explanation, it would be crazy for old Crying Chuck to not approve the wall. laugh

According to reports the more they use the words 'invasion', 'crisis' it backs up the legal standpoint for emergency funding.

Tony427

1,930 posts

170 months

Friday 11th January
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NRS said:
I'd have to say if I was one of say the FBI agents protecting the government officials and not being paid I'd just not turn up. If the people with the power to do something about it don't do anything then they can deal with the consequences.
Oh I would absolutely love that.

Trump wandering about a deserted White House looking for his Secret Service minders. Might focus his small mind a little.

I loved the news today interviewing a farmer that is a victim of Trump's trade war and who is now also a victim of Trump's shutdown as the agency delegated to pay for his ummarketable crop is closed.

" I dont need a wall, I need my money." Says the unhappy farmer.

Blackpuddin

8,611 posts

142 months

Friday 11th January
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In any big squeeze between federal employees and Trump there is only going to be one winner and it won't be Trump. Once the effects of them not working start to hit home he'll have to retreat.
Meanwhile, I bet Trump is wondering where a modern-day Lee Harvey Oswald might be found and hired before Feb 7.

Gameface

6,450 posts

14 months

Friday 11th January
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The visit he was forced to do and said it's "a photo op" nothing more.

Blackpuddin

8,611 posts

142 months

Friday 11th January
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Challo said:




Dont worry folks. The Donald has been to the border and see it for himself.
Note however that he doesn't actually say he got back from the border. Just that he just got back, whatever that means. Maybe his walnut-sized brain is finally working out that it's worth wording stuff in a defensible way, something he hasn't bothered to do up to now.

paulguitar

1,864 posts

50 months

Friday 11th January
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EvoDelta said:
Someone should go back to earlier volumes of this thread and drag up all of the posts where Trumpettes said that the wall was not real, and more of a metaphor. I'm pretty sure there were quite a few of them.
Sadly most flounce, get banned or both. It is a shame, I miss croyft telling us there is no evidence of collusion and would like to see how long this position can be maintained by supporters of the cantaloupe cretin.