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

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

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rscott

9,211 posts

136 months

Saturday 12th January
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ash73 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...
Will they eventually be paid their lost earnings, once things get back to normal?
Most will. Contractors won't get back pay though. Nor will anyone be compensated for any charges incurred for late payments of mortgage, rent, etc.

paulguitar

3,383 posts

58 months

Saturday 12th January
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He's having a major meltdown on twitter today, the NYT story much have really got to him.



Max_Torque

13,994 posts

162 months

Saturday 12th January
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Seventy said:
I see that it has now become a 'humanitarian' crisis.
As if he cares.
Ah yes build a wall, which completely solves the 'humanitarian' crisis...... (we'll unless you look over it, or if it's actually a fence, through it......)

ash73

16,508 posts

166 months

Saturday 12th January
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I'm amazed he was actually serious about buidling the wall, I assumed it was a gimmick and he would let it be quietly forgotten once elected.

Do Americans really want it to be built?

Byker28i

19,186 posts

162 months

Saturday 12th January
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paulguitar said:
He's having a major meltdown on twitter today, the NYT story much have really got to him.
Isn't he just...

Trump tweets (so far)
  • 4 attacking NYT report
  • 1 false claim that he has been tougher on Russia
  • 1 attacking ex-FBI officials
  • 3 attacking Dems over shutdown
  • 1 on undocumented immigrant crimes
  • 1 attacking WaPo reporter
  • 1 claiming he has a shutdown strategy
Still he's been selling off his real estate - those lawyers don't come cheap - to people who don't have to declare who they are. Thats handy...

Donald Trump sold an estimated $35 million worth of real estate while serving in the White House last year, according to a Forbes analysis of local property records and federal filings. Although the president delegated day-to-day management of his assets to his sons Eric and Don Jr. upon taking office, he maintained ownership of his business, which continued to liquidate properties.

More than half of that $35 million came from a single deal, in which Trump and business partners offloaded a federally subsidized housing complex in Brooklyn for about $900 million. The president held a 4% stake in the property, according to his personal financial disclosure report. After subtracting roughly $370 million in debt, Forbes estimates Trump walked away with $20 million or so before taxes. The deal required approval from officials inside the Department of Housing & Urban Development, which rolls up to Donald Trump.

In Las Vegas, the president sold 36 units for $11 million inside his 64-story tower, which he owns in a 50-50 partnership with casino tycoon Phil Ruffin, according to an analysis of the latest public records. Trump’s cut of those deals amounted to an estimated $5.5 million before taxes. One-third of the Las Vegas condo customers purchased their units through limited liability companies, a move that allows buyers to shield their true identities.

In other words, people were pumping cash into the president’s coffers without disclosing who they were.

https://www.forbes.com/sites/danalexander/2019/01/...

Halb

49,137 posts

128 months

Saturday 12th January
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paulguitar said:
He's having a major meltdown on twitter today, the NYT story much have really got to him.
I think an unusual week will be when he doesn't have a twitter meltdown. HIs cortisol levels must be like a roller-coaster.

Byker28i

19,186 posts

162 months

Saturday 12th January
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FFS!

In an interview with PBS Newshour, Hassett, chair of the White House’s Council of Economic Advisers, made a bizarre case of why unpaid federal workers are the lucky ones.

“A huge share of government workers were going to take vacation days, say between Christmas and New Year’s,” Hassett said. “And then we have a shutdown, and so they can’t go to work. So then they have the vacation, but they don’t have to use their vacation days.”

Thus, Hassett concluded, “In some sense they’re better off.”

A food bank in Washington, D.C., is hosting five “pop-up markets” to distribute free food to workers hurt by the Trump shutdown. The Coast Guard went so far as to recommend families host garage sales or take up babysitting gigs in an effort to get by until Trump decides to open the government again.

https://thehill.com/policy/finance/424989-trump-ch...

Byker28i

19,186 posts

162 months

Saturday 12th January
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A report on how the US Govt has amassed Tb's of Wikileaks data
https://gizmodo.com/the-u-s-government-has-amassed...

Byker28i

19,186 posts

162 months

Saturday 12th January
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Since the FBI started investigating trump as a russian asset...

trump congratulated putin on his election victory despite being told not to - 'do not congratulate'
Consistently misled on the russian attacks 'putin assured me he didn't' ignoring the advice of his intelligence agencies
Refused to further sanctions or increase them
Refused to condemn Putin's killing of journalists
refused to believe russian agents were involved in the Salisbury attacks
Had private meetings with Putin with no witnesses
In fact after Helsinki, trump called a "tremendous" gesture, Putin saying he would let US prosecutors interview the 12 Russians in exchange for Russian access to US nationals the Kremlin accuses of "illegal actions".

Edit: revealed highly classified information in meeting with Russian Foreign Minister and ambassador

Edited by Byker28i on Saturday 12th January 22:41

Byker28i

19,186 posts

162 months

Saturday 12th January
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Axios are reporting that the trump shutdown are actually hitting states which predominately voted for trump

Rural Western states that voted for President Trump are disproportionately affected by the government shutdown. Of the 10 states with the most affected federal employees per 10,000, six voted for Trump — Alaska, Montana, Wyoming, South Dakota, Idaho and West Virginia.

https://www.axios.com/newsletters/axios-am-5e105c6...


Countdown

24,379 posts

141 months

Saturday 12th January
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minimoog said:
Countdown said:
There is another explanation - that the GOP and their supporters genuinely believe in what Trump is trying to do. IIRC 77% of GOP voters want the Wall. The Wall was one of the BIG things Trump promised during his campaign. We might not like it but that’s democracy and that’s what a lot of people voted for.
Maybe so, but a responsible GOP (lol I know right) wouldn't be enabling this goal via a phony 'national emergency'.
The GOP gave up any semblance of responsibility (or decency, honour, or self-respect) when they allowed Trump to become their nominee for POTUS.

Very, very few members of the GOP took any kind of principled stand against Trump, and most of those have since left politics.

Countdown

24,379 posts

141 months

Saturday 12th January
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ou sont les biscuits said:
But the campaign promise was that Mexico would pay. Now, it's American taxpayers, if he gets his way. Also, he could have pushed this through when the GOP controlled the House and the Senate. Why is it an issue now? If it was an issue during the campaign in 2016, he's been sitting on his fanny since he assumed office.
I think it's another excellent example of Trump creating fake crises to draw attention away from other potentially real crises. I wouldn't be surprised if he's crapping his pants at the thought of either the Mueller investigation or his tax returns suddenly becoming tangible issues. So if he can create a ststorm, hopefully those two things will get lost in the fallout.

V6 Pushfit

10,705 posts

55 months

Saturday 12th January
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Latest tweets summary:

‘There is no chaos at the White House because there is no one at the White House but me’

Very odd, I doubt he understands how odd it all looks.

Byker28i

19,186 posts

162 months

Saturday 12th January
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V6 Pushfit said:
Latest tweets summary:

‘There is no chaos at the White House because there is no one at the White House but me’

Very odd, I doubt he understands how odd it all looks.
Same as the 'poor lonely me' tweet over christmas? It's got so bad he want sympathy?

Byker28i

19,186 posts

162 months

Saturday 12th January
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The Clinton Campaign put out a 6m video a month before the election highlighting trumps connection to Putin

Strangely prophetic

https://twitter.com/i/status/1084170673189056518

Byker28i

19,186 posts

162 months

Saturday 12th January
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So much comes up once you start down the trump rabbit hole
Here is is trying to get Putins attention at their first dinner

https://twitter.com/i/status/1084161223674028032

Byker28i

19,186 posts

162 months

Saturday 12th January
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Alex Jones is in even more trouble
Families of Sandy Hook shooting victims win legal victory in lawsuit against InfoWars and Alex Jones, after judge grants families’ discovery requests, allowing access to InfoWars’ internal marketing and financial documents.

https://abcnews.go.com/US/families-sandy-hook-shoo...

Byker28i

19,186 posts

162 months

Saturday 12th January
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Byker28i said:
Having had breakfast, I think there's a bigger question to be asked here.

Why are we now finding out that the FBI started an investigation into trump as a russian agent
Why did Manaforts lawyers put in a document proof that there was collusion/conspracy, then make that available 'mistakenly'

Any link to William Barr's start of confirmation hearings into becoming Attorney General? After all the Attorney General overseas the FBI



Edit: And it’s long been reported that Donald Trump drafted a letter explaining his firing of James Comey which was highly self-incriminating, but then White House Counsel Don McGahn intervened and convinced Trump not to send it, and that the unsent letter eventually ended up in Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s hands.

The NY Times piece reveals that the FBI had a copy of the letter at the time it opened the counterintelligence probe, before Mueller was even hired. So who gave it to the FBI? McGahn? We know he was assisting the trump investigation later on, did he start much earlier than thought?
Ok further thoughts and really just going out on a limb here but:

We know the FBI have FISA warrents against Carter page because “The FBI believes that Page has been collaborating and conspiring with the Russian government.” They also had one against Manafort for the same reason
https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2018/jul/22/tr...

We know the FBI have been investigating trump as a russian agent since before Mueller, so it stand to reason the FBI would have sought (and gained?) a FISA warrant against trump. Mueller would have access to that, which would mean he's had access to Trump’s phone calls and other electronic communications for the past year and a half, especially from his iphone.

One of trumps regular twitter rants has been trying to make a scandal out of the FISA warrant against Carter Page, yet he hasn't shown any other interest in him. Is this because someone told him he had a FISA warrant about him. Is this why he changed phones in OCtober, when the NY Times story came out about him having an unsecure phone?
https://www.politico.com/story/2018/10/25/trump-ne...

Back in Jan 2017, Rachel Maddow had a story from the New York Times that U.S. intelligence investigators are looking at intercepted communications and financial transactions between Russia and members of the Donald Trump campaign. This was then dropped, with the rumour that it was requested by Mueller so it didn't interfere with the trump investigation.

So, in hindsight, it's a strong possibility that trumps been heavily monitored all the time he's been interacting with Putin, interfering with the witnesses (Cohen, Manafort, Papadopolus etc) etc...

tim0409

2,610 posts

104 months

Saturday 12th January
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Lentilist

471 posts

20 months

Saturday 12th January
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Byker28i said:
Alex Jones is in even more trouble
Families of Sandy Hook shooting victims win legal victory in lawsuit against InfoWars and Alex Jones, after judge grants families’ discovery requests, allowing access to InfoWars’ internal marketing and financial documents.

https://abcnews.go.com/US/families-sandy-hook-shoo...
That's good news, although I'm sure he and his fanbase are already circle jerking themselves into a paranoid frenzy whereby this decision actually proves all judges are part of the Illuminati and the whole thing is a conspiracy to silence him, therefore proving beyond any doubt his claims are in fact true. Oh, and how you should buy his supplements to make sure you're immune to the NWO mind control techniques said plot is using, obviously.
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